Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

No antiviral medications have proved helpful in treating yellow fever. As a result, treatment consists primarily of supportive care in a hospital. This includes providing fluids and oxygen, maintaining adequate blood pressure, replacing blood loss, providing dialysis for kidney failure, and treating any other infections that develop. Some people receive transfusions of plasma to replace blood proteins that improve clotting.

If you have yellow fever, you may also be kept away from mosquitoes, to avoid transmitting the disease to others.

Aug. 27, 2011

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