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