A female Aedes mosquito transmits this disease, which is not native to Americas. Because the A. aegypti lays its eggs in containers of clean water, they thrive around human settlements. They especially like humid conditions and places where the average temperature is above 72 degrees F.
A variety of this disease can pass between monkeys and humans via a number of forest canopy mosquitoes in Africa and South America. Thus, it is impossible to wipe out this disease.
Symptoms include yellow skin and black vomit.
A vaccine is available.