viral hemorrhagic fever

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vi·ral hem·or·rhag·ic fe·ver

an epidemic disease, and associated with fever, malaise, muscular pain, respiratory tract symptoms, vomiting, and diarrhea; epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis, and subconjunctival hemorrhages occur in severe cases, and body rash and tremors occur in some instances; a disease caused by a number of different viruses in the families Arenoviridae, Bunyviridae, Flaviviridae, Filoviridae, etc.
See also: hemorrhagic fever.

viral hemorrhagic fever

viral hemorrhagic fever

Abbreviation: VHF
Any of a group of diseases caused by arthropod-borne viruses, esp. the Bunyaviridae group, including Alkhurma, Congo-Crimean, Ebola, Lassa, Marburg, and Rift Valley hemorrhagic fever viruses.
See also: fever
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[a] Islamic Azad University, Research and Science Branch, Tehran; [b] Laboratory of Arboviruses and Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (National Reference Laboratory), Pasteur Institute of Iran, [c] Entomology Laboratory, Parasitology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran; [d] Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran; [e] Medical School, ShahidBeheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran; [f] Veterinary Laboratory Agency, Weybridge, New Haw, Addlestone, U.K.
'Cecilia van Deventer was considered as having an infectious disease even though all the tests for viral haemorrhagic fever came back negative.
'There was no indication that it was anything like that (a viral haemorrhagic fever).
Management of patients in Germany with suspected viral haemorrhagic fever and other potentially lethal contagious infections.
Arbovirus infections and viral haemorrhagic fevers in Uganda: a serological survey in Karamoja district, 1984.
Viral haemorrhagic fever survey in Chobe (Botswana).
Threat of Marburg and Ebola viral haemorrhagic fevers in Africa.
Isolation and partial molecular characterisation of a strain of Ebola virus during a recent epidemic of viral haemorrhagic fever in Gabon.
Clinical management of patients with viral haemorrhagic fever. February 2016.

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