Yellow Fever Vaccine Timeline

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Famous outbreak of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia-kills about 5,000 people

1793

Carlos J. Finlay identifies a carrier of Yellow Fever

8-14-1881

Yellow Fever kills thousands of workers on the Panama Canal

1889

Colonel Gorgas is assigned to work at Panama to reduce Yellow Fever rates.

1904

U.S. takes over Panama Canal construction from the French

May 2, 1904

First worker in the Panama Canal gets Yellow Fever

November 21, 1904

Panama Canal is Completed

1913

Max Theiler does experiments and starts to research Yellow Fever

1931

Max Theiler invents vaccine to Yellow Fever

1936

Max Theiler invents safer vaccine to Yellow Fever

1942

Max Theiler wins Nobel Peace Prize for inventing Vaccine

1951