Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Other than Ebola and Lassa

Marco Iannetta, Antonino Di Caro, Emanuele Nicastri, Francesco Vairo, Honorati Masanja, Gary Kobinger, Ali Mirazimi, Francine Ntoumi, Alimuddin Zumla, Giuseppe Ippolito

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Abstract

Viral hemorrhagic fevers represent a group of diseases caused by enveloped RNA viruses. The epidemiology is broadly variable, ranging from geographically localized to more diffuse infections. Viral hemorrhagic fevers are classified as category A bioweapon agents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Viral hemorrhagic fevers are severe febrile illnesses with hemorrhagic phenomena. Laboratory diagnosis takes place in highly specialized reference laboratories. Treatment is essentially supportive. In this article, we focus the attention on yellow fever and viral hemorrhagic fevers other than Ebola and Lassa virus diseases that have been described elsewhere in this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-1002
Number of pages26
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Arenavirus
  • Bunyavirus
  • Filovirus
  • Flavivirus
  • Hantavirus
  • Marburg
  • Viral hemorrhagic fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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