Skip to Content
Medical Term:

yellow fever vaccine



  1. a living, attenuated strain (17D) of yellow fever virus propagated in embryonated fowl eggs;
  2. a suspension of dried mouse brain infected with French neurotropic (Dakar) strain of yellow fever virus, administered topically by the scratch method; not officially recommended in the U.S. because of meningoencephalitic reactions.
© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.