The vaccine helps prevent the disease. But when the person has already been infected by the virus, what to do?
The first step in treating right yellow fever is, as soon as the signs appear, seek medical support. Experts will use drugs to control the symptoms and, in severe cases, put the patient in ICUs, where it is possible to better bypass complications while the body is facing the virus.
Therefore, there is no specific antiviral drug for yellow fever virus transmitter. If the body temperature rises too much, the expert may prescribe an antipyretic. If the pain becomes intense, analgesics usually come on the scene. And so it goes. There are even people who get yellow fever and do not even notice: the body gives the message without even manifesting symptoms.
One very important thing is to stay hydrated and stand. And above all, seek a hospital as soon as possible.
The treatment is more complex compared to 15% of severe cases, which are often accompanied by jaundice, yellowing of the skin and eyes. At this stage, the risk of internal bleeding and organ failure (kidneys, liver …) puts the lethality rate between 20 and 50%.
There’s no way around it: ICU admission is mandatory. Only in such an environment can doctors manage complications, replace bleeding blood and eventually “replace” functions of certain organs with machines while the body controls the virus.