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.
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.
Other viral hemorrhagic fevers
hemorrhagic fever fact sheet -
Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies
September 19, 2014