viral haemorrhagic fever


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Noun1.viral haemorrhagic 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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It will also discuss different aspects; burdens and trends of the CCHF in the eastern Mediterranean region, effective preventive and control strategies in the animal and human health sector, best practices for control of CCHF, laboratory diagnosis of CCHF and other viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) in animals and humans among other things.
According to the World Health Organisation website, the CCHF virus causes severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks with a case fatality rate ranging from 10 per cent to 40 per cent.
Upon admission, the risk of viral haemorrhagic fever was recognised.
The CCHF virus, which has a fatality rate of up to 40 per cent, commonly spreads to humans from cattle through tick bites or contact with meat after slaughter, and can cause severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Dr Chris Burton, medical director of North Bristol NHS Trust, said: "We can confirm that a patient was admitted to our Emergency Department with possible viral haemorrhagic fever.
European countries are among the best prepared in the world to respond to viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) including Ebola.
Saudi authorities and international laboratories certified by the World Health Organisation are testing samples from the man for Ebola and other diseases after he showed symptoms of viral haemorrhagic fever, the ministry said in a statement.
Yellow fever is an incurable viral haemorrhagic fever transmitted by infected mosquitoes.
Raana Kakar that this week there have been 26 cases of acute watery diarrhea, 9 cases of viral haemorrhagic fever, 4 cases of suspected polio, 2 cases of measles and 1 case of bloody diarrhea in the flood affected areas while 12 districts have reported malaria cases.
EBOLA: A virus causing viral haemorrhagic fever in Africa.
The move comes as a 38-year-old male, who travelled home to the UK from Dubai on flight EK027 with Crimean Congo Viral Haemorrhagic Fever died on Saturday after being transferred from the Brownlee Unit in Glasgow to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Ebola virus causes viral haemorrhagic fever that affects the central nervous system and the circulatory system in human bodies depending on the strain of the virus.

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