Lexicon:Yellow fever, yellow jack

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Term: yellow fever, yellow jack
References: Master and Commander, page 26
Post Captain, page 444
HMS Surprise, page 250
Desolation Island, page 127
The Far Side of the World, page 59
The Reverse of the Medal, page 46
The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 22
The Commodore, pages 202, 225
Blue at the Mizzen, page 134
Meaning: An acute infectious disease of tropical and subtropical climates, characterised by fever, haemorrhages, vomiting of blood and jaundice. It was the first human disease identified as caused by a virus. It was first reported in the Antilles in 1635, and a vaccine was eventually developed by Max Theiler in 1926.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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