“Americans thought then we were at the cutting edge figuring out typhus and yellow fever,” says Bennett.
At the time, New Orleans was a breeding ground for yellow fever and cholera.
yellow fever ravaged Philadelphia in first few weeks of October 1793.
yellow fever n.
An infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, especially A. aegypti, and Haemagogus and characterized by high fever, jaundice, and vomit that is dark in color as a result of gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.