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eMedTV Germs A-Z
Yellow Fever Virus - Yersinia Pestis
This page contains links to eMedTV Germs containing information on subjects from Yellow Fever Virus to Yersinia Pestis. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Germs
- Yellow Fever Virus
Found in parts of Africa and South America, the yellow fever virus is a virus that causes yellow fever. This eMedTV segment discusses this virus in detail, including information on how it is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Yersinia are the bacteria that can cause plague (among other illnesses). This section of the eMedTV library highlights these three important human pathogens, possible symptoms, and how common infection with them is.
- Yersinia Enterocolitica
Yersinia enterocolitica causes yersiniosis, and is in the same family as the bacteria that cause plague. This eMedTV resource explains this bacterium in detail, with information on symptoms, treatment, incubation period, transmission, and more.
- Yersinia Pestis
Yersinia pestis are bacteria often found in rats and other animals, and can cause plague. This eMedTV Web page discusses this organism in detail, including transmission methods, and offers statistics about how often human infections typically occur.