Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs)

Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs), including filoviruses (Ebola or Marburg) and arenaviruses (Lassa or Machupo), generally affect multiple organ systems in the body. The symptoms are often accompanied by hemorrhage (bleeding); however, the bleeding is itself rarely life-threatening. While some types of hemorrhagic fever viruses can cause relatively mild illnesses, many of these viruses cause severe, life-threatening disease.

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs)
    Fact sheet, translated into 11 languages, answering the basic questions: How can you get tularemia? How is it treated? Can it be prevented?

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs)
    CDC information on viral hemorrhagic fevers, including symptoms, transmission and treatment. Attention: Non-MDH link


Updated Wednesday, 17-Nov-2010 12:31:39 CST