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Further Reading

Web Sites | Books

Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection
The online archive of correspondence, notes, reports, printed materials, photographs, negatives, and artifacts includes letters from Walter Reed, government documents related to yellow fever, and information on the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information on the disease and vaccine, plus travelers' health issues.

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization site offers a fact sheet on yellow fever, information on outbreaks of the disease and vaccination, and a list of related publications.

HEALTHmap | Global disease alert mapping system
Healthmap tracks reports of infectious diseases from medical sources, the WHO and newsfeeds to create custom, real-time maps.

Africans in America
The Web site of the PBS series Africans in America details the contribution of African-Americans during the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

Web Sites | Books

Bloom, Khaled J. The Mississippi Valley's Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1993.

Carrigan, J.A. The Saffron Scourge: A History of Yellow Fever in Louisiana. Lafayette, Louisiana: University of Louisiana Press, 1994.

Dickerson, James L. Yellow Fever: A Deadly Disease Poised to Kill Again. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2006.

Humphreys, Margaret. Yellow Fever and the South. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

Pierce, John R. and Writer, Jim. Yellow Jack: How Yellow Fever Ravaged America and Walter Reed Discovered Its Deadly Secrets. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.

Rosencrantz, Barbara Gutmann, ed., Yellow Fever Studies. New York: Arno Press, 1977.

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