Can I avoid yellow fever without taking the vaccine?

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You can lower the risk of exposure to mosquitoes that carry the virus by remaining in well-screened areas, applying mosquito repellent on skin and clothing, and using mosquito netting over your bed. Only administration of the yellow fever vaccine or previous infection with yellow fever virus can provide immunity.

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