volume 64, issue 2, P106-113 2018
DOI: 10.1590/1806-9282.64.02.106
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Marcelo Nóbrega Litvoc,
Christina Terra Gallafrio Novaes,
Max Igor Banks Ferreira Lopes

Abstract: The yellow fever (YF) virus is a Flavivirus, transmitted by Haemagogus, Sabethes or Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The disease is endemic in forest areas in Africa and Latin America leading to epizootics in monkeys that constitute the reservoir of the disease. There are two forms of YF: sylvatic, transmitted accidentally when approaching the forests, and urban, which can be perpetuated by Aedes aegypti. In Brazil, the last case of urban YF occurred in 1942. Since then, there has been an expansion of transmission ar…

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