viral hemorrhagic fever

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viral hemorrhagic fever

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Noun1.viral hemorrhagic fever - a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage
Argentine hemorrhagic fever - hemorrhagic fever with neurological signs; caused by the Junin virus
Ebola, Ebola fever, Ebola hemorrhagic fever - a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa
Lassa fever - an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing; can be used as a bioweapon
Crimea-Congo hemorrhagic fever - an infection common in Arab states caused by a bunyavirus; transmitted by a tick that thrives on sheep
Rift Valley fever - an infection common in Africa caused by a bunyavirus; transmitted by mosquitoes or by handling infected animals
viral infection, virus infection - infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans
green monkey disease, Marburg disease, Marburg hemorrhagic fever - a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virus; when transmitted to humans it causes serious or fatal illness
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The woman, who had travelled from Malaba town in Busia County on the Kenya-Uganda border to see her husband, had been quarantined at the Kericho County Referral Hospital."Blood samples from the woman currently admitted in the isolation unit have been confirmed to be negative for Ebola and other viral haemorrhagic fevers," said Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki.
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Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a member of group of infections called the viral haemorrhagic fevers. These are acute infections with high mortality rates and include Lassa Fever, Yellow fever, Ebola, Dengue, Rift Valley fever, Hantaan haemorrhagic fevers and Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)1.
"The CCHF is the most widespread tick-borne viral infection and one of the rapidly emerging viral haemorrhagic fevers in humans, occurring across many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region," Dr.
The Vice-Chancellor discussed with Vahid Baniasadi from Department of Arboviruses and Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers, Pasteur Institute of Iran, disease management, vaccine production, diagnostic facilities and treatment of animals.
Vaccines for Ebola, Lassa fever and other viral haemorrhagic fevers should and could have been developed many years ago.
Under the Health Act, viral haemorrhagic fevers like Ebola have been listed as "notifiable diseases." Medical practitioners are required to report suspected cases of Ebola.
Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of illnesses caused by several distinct families of viruses: arenaviruses, filoviruses, bunyaviruses and flaviviruses.

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