The doctor, in addition to reviewing your symptoms and medical history and physically examining you, will ask you to explain where you have been in recent weeks, if you traveled to tropical places or areas with a high presence of mosquitoes. They will also ask you for specific blood tests to help confirm the diagnosis.
So far, there is no special treatment for yellow fever, but it usually involves supportive hospital care through:
- Blood pressure control.
- Intravenous fluid and oxygen supply.
- Dialysis in cases of kidney failure.
- Plasma transfusions to strengthen coagulation.
Remember that you must act immediately before any of the symptoms appear; timely detection and treatment significantly reduce the mortality rates of this disease.
Also, when traveling to countries or regions with a high incidence of yellow fever, it is recommended that you apply the vaccine, use mosquito repellent and wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.