Should I talk to my doctor about my yellow fever symptoms?

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If you experience flu-like symptoms, particularly fever or yellow skin, upon returning from a trip to South America or Africa, you need to see your doctor. These areas are the ones most likely to expose you to yellow fever. The best time to speak with your healthcare provider, though, is prior to your visit to another country. This enables you to discuss vaccinations and other preventive measures that you can take to avoid illness. You should plan to visit your doctor or travel clinic at least two weeks prior to your trip in order to allow enough time for the yellow fever vaccine to provide immunity.

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