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.
Information about Ebola Virus Disease
Information about Viral Hemorrhagic Disease:
Hemorrhagic Fever fact sheet
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Information for health professionals
These are Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category I diseases:
Report IMMEDIATELY by TELEPHONE to the Wisconsin Division
of Public Health, Bureau of Communicable Diseases (608-267-9003), upon identification
of a confirmed or suspected case.
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November 07, 2014