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Meaning of yellow fever

yel'low fe'ver

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. an acute, often fatal, infectious febrile disease of warm climates, caused by an RNA virus transmitted by a mosquito, esp. Aedes aegypti, and characterized by liver damage and jaundice. Also called
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