How do other illnesses affect yellow fever?

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While there are ways to medically support a person with yellow fever, recovery is determined ultimately by the strength of an individual's immune system. Therefore, if a person's immune system is compromised for any reason, they are at greater risk of severe disease and death. Reasons for a weakened immune system might include HIV, certain medications including steroids or cancer treatments, or other chronic disease.

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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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