Directions: Use the links on Mrs. Schmaus’s webpage to answer the following questions. Type your answers in the shaded areas & print this out once you have answered all of the questions!




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E 320 K. Schmaus CDC Researcher:_______________________

FEVER, 1793 WebQuest: Yellow Fever!!
DIRECTIONS: Use the links on Mrs. Schmaus’s webpage to answer the following questions. Type your answers in the shaded areas & print this out once you have answered all of the questions!


  1. Today, where are the only parts of the world that yellow fever is found? [Type answer here]




  1. How is yellow fever spread from one person to another? [Type answer here]




  1. Is yellow fever spread by male or female mosquitoes? [Type answer here]




  1. List 5 symptoms of a person who has yellow fever: [Type answer here]




  1. After a person is infected with yellow fever, how many days does it take for the symptoms to appear? [Type answer here]




  1. How far back in history can we identify that yellow fever was occurring? [Type answer here]




  1. When is the “toxic phase” for a person who is infected with yellow fever, before or after the ‘acute phase’? [Type answer here]




  1. If a person has had yellow fever before, is he/she immune from getting it again? [Type answer here]




  1. What is the treatment for a person who has yellow fever? [Type answer here]




  1. Can yellow fever be prevented today, and if so, how? [Type answer here]




  1. What is an epidemic? [Type answer here]




  1. How did a yellow fever epidemic begin in Philadelphia in 1793? [Type answer here]




  1. Who was Benjamin Rush? [Type answer here]




  1. What did Dr. Rush suggest as the best way to treat yellow fever (hint: blood)? [Type answer here]




  1. By November of 1793, how many Philadelphians are estimated to have died? What percent of the population was this? [Type answer here]




  1. Did people believe, at first, that African Americans could or could not get yellow fever? Were they right to believe this or not? [Type answer here]




  1. What did most of the people of Philadelphia do when the epidemic of yellow fever became obvious? [Type answer here]




  1. Summarize the key information (Hint: 5Ws & 1H?s) of Blanchard’s ‘balloon flight’. [Type answer here]


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