... American Plague: Facts By: Submitted Specific Goal: I would like to inform the audience about the facts regarding Yellow Fever and make them aware of the dangers of this disease.
1. Yellow fever has taken on epidemic proportions in history, decimating the population of Philadelphia in 1793, and is currently endemic in forty-five African countries and eleven Latin American nations.
2. It is a dangerous, acute viral disease which has no cure, and causes 30,000 deaths annually.
Yellow fever is a dangerous viral disease which can be fatal. An understanding of the disease’s history, causes, types, symptoms, treatment and fatality, can raise awareness and help in its prevention.