Friday, February 06, 2009

Yellow Fever Virus


Hey, I'm Yellow Fever Virus.
I am from family Flaviviridae.

I am in Africa and South America.
I am an arborvirus.
This means I am carried in mosquitoes and ticks.
I travel in their saliva.

Like many of my arborvirus friends, I give you fever and haemorrhage.
Then headache and chills.
I make you yellow with jaundice.

I have two different homes to grow in.
My urban life cycle hangs around houses.
My sylvatic cycle uses monkeys in the jungle.
Oh well, there is a vaccine against me.

3 comments:

Natural Wonders of the World said...

This is by far the least scary germs you ever have in this blog. Like it though. :)

Anonymous said...

These are sick, niiice!!
he he

Lisa said...

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