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yellow fever

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Definition of yellow fever in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A tropical virus disease affecting the liver and kidneys, causing fever and jaundice and often fatal. It is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Example sentences
  • Famous members of this family cause dengue fever, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis.
  • From dengue fever to malaria to yellow fever, this insect spreads more human illnesses than any other.
  • Also, you have to look into diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and typhoid.

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