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April 13, 1935

Current Comment

JAMA. 1935;104(15):1334-1335. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760150046015

YELLOW FEVER  Public Health Reports, issued weekly by the United States Public Health Service, contains current information regarding the prevalence and geographic distribution of communicable diseases in the United States as far as data are obtainable, and of cholera, plague, smallpox, typhus fever, yellow fever and other important communicable diseases throughout the world. An excellent summary of the occurrence of yellow fever and the recent advances in knowledge relating to this disease1 has just been made available. The incidence of yellow fever in Colombia and in West Africa is discussed, and the present status of this disease in the Americas is outlined. Although yellow fever is no longer a problem as a communicable disease in the United States, the report serves to emphasize the sporadic outbreaks that have occurred in other countries within the immediate past. Protection tests. transmission of protective qualities to offspring, dengue, vaccination and immunization are