Are there alternative treatments for yellow fever?

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There is no single drug that can cure yellow fever. Instead, medical care involves symptom relief with pain medications, rest, and fluids. Supportive care may also require hospitalization, blood transfusions, intravenous fluids, and dialysis. The most effective approach is prevention through vaccination and avoidance of mosquito exposure.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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