Similar term(s): Viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of illnesses that are caused
by several distinct families of viruses.
Viral haemorrhagic fevers include Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever,
Dengue, Marburg and Ebola.
Source: The UK Health Protection Agency
Viral Haemorrhagic Fever
Characteristically, the overall vascular system is damaged, and the body's
ability to regulate itself is impaired. These symptoms are often accompanied by
hemorrhage (bleeding); however, the bleeding is itself rarely life-threatening.
While some types of hemorrhagic fever viruses can cause relatively mild
illnesses, many of these viruses cause
severe, life-threatening disease.
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Marburg haemorrhagic fever
Español: Fiebres hemorrágicas
Français: Fièvres hémorragiques