Epidemic of yellow fever of record

Yellow fever is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, although I’m sure there were many previous epidemics that went unrecorded, the one that made it to rhe recoded history was epidemic of yellow fever in South America in the 16th century.

      16th Century
      South America

Additional Information:

  • WHO | Yellow fever – World Health Organization
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  • Timeline of yellow fever – Wikipedia
    This is a timeline of yellow fever. Major events such as historical epidemics and medical … Early recorded epidemics of yellow fever occur in Barbados, Cuba, …
  • Yellow fever – Wikipedia
    Yellow fever is a viral disease of typically short duration. In most cases, symptoms include fever, ….. The historical record shows an outbreak of yellow fever occurred in Recife, Brazil, between 1685 and 1690. The disease seems to have …

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