viral hemorrhagic fever syndrome

viral hemorrhagic fever syndrome

A condition caused by various viruses–eg, Filoviridae–eg, Ebola and Marburg agents, Arenaviridae–eg, Junin and Lassa agents, Togaviridae including Flaviviridae-eg, Dengue, Omsk and yellow fever agents, and Bunyaviridae–eg, Congo-Crimean, Hantan virus and Rift Valley fever agents Vectors Arthropods–ticks or mosquitoes–eg, Dengue and Rift Valley and yellow fevers and environmental contaminants–eg, Argentine, Bolivian, Ebola, Lassa and Marburg HFs and HF with renal syndrome Clinical Incubation 3 days to 3 wks, then headache, myalgias, dysphagia, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal and/or chest pain, pharyngitis, conjunctivitis, cervical lymphadenopathy, macular rashes, shock Lab Leukopenia and/or thrombocytopenia, proteinuria, DIC
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CCHF is a zoonotic character infection which affects many organs and systems, characterized by bleeding and liver function abnormalities and takes place among the viral hemorrhagic fever syndromes (21).
Several arenaviruses cause viral hemorrhagic fever syndromes in Africa and South America.

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