Yellow Fever Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Yellow Fever treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Yellow Fever

Currently, medications or treatments specifically for yellow fever are not available. However, there are treatments that that can be given at a hospital to ease some symptoms of yellow fever.


It is important to keep the body hydrated. Fluids containing electrolytes and salts may be given orally, or may be injected through a vein to prevent dehydration.

Fever Reduction Methods

Cool water or fever reducing medications (for example, Tylenol) may be given to reduce fever.

Kidney Dialysis

In toxic phase cases, dialysis may be needed to help the kidneys filter waste.

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Blood Transfusion

In toxic phase cases, a transfusion may be needed to replace blood cells and clotting agents lost through bleeding.

Antibiotics for Secondary Infections

Fighting yellow fever may cause a person's immune system to become temporarily weak. A weak immune system cannot guard against bacterial infections as it normally would, so infections occur more easily. Antibiotics may be given to fight bacterial infections if they occur. Antibiotics cannot be given to treat yellow fever because yellow fever is a virus, and viruses do not respond to antibiotics.


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Screening for Yellow Fever
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