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Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

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

General Information

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 Viral Hemorrhagic Disease:
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever fact sheet, P-42102

Information for Providers

These are Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category I diseases:

Report IMMEDIATELY by TELEPHONE to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Communicable Diseases (608-267-9003), upon identification of a confirmed or suspected case.

Questions about Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers? Contact us!
Phone: 608-267-9003 | Fax: 608-261-4976

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Last revised October 1, 2021