Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs)

Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs), including filoviruses (Ebola or Marburg), arenaviruses (like Lassa or Machupo), bunyviruses (like Crimen-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Rift Vally Fever, and Flaviviruses (like Dengue or Yellow Fever) generally affect multiple organ systems in the body. 

Symptoms vary by the specific virus, but generally include abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and often diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. While some types of hemorrhagic fever viruses can cause relatively mild illnesses, many of these viruses cause severe, life-threatening disease. In severe cases bruising or hemorrhage (bleeding) may occur.


Updated Monday, 04-Feb-2019 11:51:03 CST