Is there a cure for yellow fever?

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There is no medical cure for yellow fever. While there are ways to relieve the symptoms of a person with yellow fever, recovery is determined by the strength of the individual's immune system. If a person survives, they may experience tiredness and feelings of weakness for many months, particularly if their case was severe. However, those who recover are usually protected against future infections.

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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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