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2011-02-09 09:04:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Breastfeeding moms may want to postpone their next trip overseas or avoid getting the yellow fever vaccine. A new report found that lactating mothers could pass on a strain of yellow fever to their babies, through breast milk. Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. It typically occurs in tropical regions of Africa and in parts of South America. The yellow fever vaccine is a live-virus vaccine that has been used since the 1940s. A new report showed a...

2011-02-07 16:55:16

A five-week old infant most likely contracted a vaccine strain of yellow fever virus through breastfeeding, according to a case report published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100619.pdf "Until recently, avoidance of vaccination of breastfeeding women with yellow fever vaccine had been based on theoretical grounds only," writes Dr. Susan Kuhn, with coauthors. "We report the probable transmission of vaccine strain of yellow...


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2011-01-11 13:44:52

Flavivirus is a genus of the family Flaviviridae. This genus includes the West Nile Virus, Dengue Virus, Tick-borne Encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, and quite a few others. Flaviviruses get their name from the yellow fever virus. Flavus means yellow in Latin. Yellow fever was named because if caused yellow jaundice in victims. Mosquitoes and ticks transmit these viruses by biting people. Human infections are usually incidental since humans are unable to replicate the virus. Yellow...

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