Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia
Print version ISSN 1415-790X
VASCONCELOS, Pedro Fernando da Costa. Yellow fever: reflections on the disease, prospects for the century and risk of re-urbanization. Rev. bras. epidemiol. [online]. 2002, vol.5, n.3, pp. 244-258. ISSN 1415-790X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-790X2002000300004.
This paper reviews the main epidemiological, clinical, laboratorial and pathological aspects of yellow fever. It also discusses the general guidelines for the treatment of yellow fever, as well as the most recent outbreaks and epidemics of the disease in Brazil. Finally, the author discusses the risk of the re-urbanization of yellow fever, taking into account the high levels and dispersion of the urban vector Aedes aegypti mosquito, and comments the prospects of yellow fever in the 21st Century in Brazil.
Keywords : Yellow fever; Review; Prospects; Re-urbanization.