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What is Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers?

What is Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers?

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Viral infections causing hemorrhagic fever (i.e. bleeding).
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: syndrome that occurs in perhaps 20-40 percent of infections by a number of different viruses of the families Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, Filoviridae, etc; some types of hemorrhagic fever are tick borne, others mosquito borne, and some seem to be zoonoses; clinical manifestations are high fever, scattered petechiae, gastrointestinal tract and other organ bleeding, hypotension, and shock; kidney damage may be severe and neurologic signs may appear.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Introduction

Types of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers:

Types of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers:

Broader types of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers:

How many people get Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers?

Incidence (annual) of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: 0 new cases of viral haemorrhagic fever per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Incidence Rate of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers?

Complications of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: see complications of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

What causes Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers?

Causes of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: see causes of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

What are the symptoms of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers?

Symptoms of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: see symptoms of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Complications of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: see complications of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Can anyone else get Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers?

More information: see contagiousness of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Inheritance: see inheritance of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.
Treatments for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: see treatments for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Prevention of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: see prevention of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Research for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: see research for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

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Hospitalization statistics for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers:

  • 0.0006% (72) of hospital episodes were for arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral haemorrhagic fevers in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultations for arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral haemorrhagic fevers required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital episodes for arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral haemorrhagic fevers were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital episodes for arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral haemorrhagic fevers were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital admissions for arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral haemorrhagic fevers required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral haemorrhagic fevers in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral haemorrhagic fevers in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Main name of condition: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Other names or spellings for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers:

VHF

Viral haemorrhagic fever Source - Diseases Database

Hemorrhagic fever, Haemorrhagic fever, Viral haemorrhagic fever, VHF
Source - WordNet 2.1

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Related Conditions

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