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Viral hemorrhagic disease

(Viral hemorrhagic fevers including Ebola, Crimean-Congo, Lassa and Marburg viruses)

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Viral hemorrhagic fever is the collective name given to the diseases caused by a group of viruses such as Ebola virus and Marburg virus. The Ebola virus was named for the river in Zaire where it was discovered. Marburg virus was named for the city in Germany where the disease was first diagnosed. Viral hemorrhagic fever begins with fever and muscle aches and can result in a relatively mild illness or can lead to death.

Ebola information

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) causes hemorrhagic fever, a severe illness marked by fever, bleeding (hemorrhagic), organ failure and death in 50 to 90 percent of those infected.

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Other viral hemorrhagic fevers

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Last Revised: September 19, 2014