Viral hemorrhagic fever

  • viral hemorrhagic fever
    other namesviral haemorrhagic fever
    7042 lores-ebola-zaire-cdc photo.jpg
    two nurses standing near mayinga n'seka, a nurse with ebola virus disease in the 1976 outbreak in zaire. n'seka died a few days later due to severe internal hemorrhage.
    specialtyinfectious disease

    viral hemorrhagic fevers (vhfs) are a diverse group of animal and human illnesses in which fever and hemorrhage are caused by a viral infection. vhfs may be caused by five distinct families of rna viruses: the families arenaviridae, filoviridae, bunyaviridae, flaviviridae, and rhabdoviridae. all types of vhf are characterized by fever and bleeding disorders and all can progress to high fever, shock and death in many cases. some of the vhf agents cause relatively mild illnesses, such as the scandinavian nephropathia epidemica (a hantavirus), while others, such as ebola virus, can cause severe, life-threatening disease.

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Viral hemorrhagic fever
Other namesviral haemorrhagic fever
7042 lores-Ebola-Zaire-CDC Photo.jpg
Two nurses standing near Mayinga N'Seka, a nurse with Ebola virus disease in the 1976 outbreak in Zaire. N'Seka died a few days later due to severe internal hemorrhage.
SpecialtyInfectious disease

Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a diverse group of animal and human illnesses in which fever and hemorrhage are caused by a viral infection. VHFs may be caused by five distinct families of RNA viruses: the families Arenaviridae, Filoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, and Rhabdoviridae. All types of VHF are characterized by fever and bleeding disorders and all can progress to high fever, shock and death in many cases. Some of the VHF agents cause relatively mild illnesses, such as the Scandinavian nephropathia epidemica (a hantavirus), while others, such as Ebola virus, can cause severe, life-threatening disease.

Other Languages
Bahasa Indonesia: Demam hemoragik
kriyòl gwiyannen: Émoraji
日本語: 出血熱
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Gemorragik isitma
Simple English: Viral hemorrhagic fever
српски / srpski: Virusne hemoragijske groznice
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Virusna hemoragijska groznica
Türkçe: Kanamalı ateş
Tiếng Việt: Sốt xuất huyết