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Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers

Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers Causes

Some viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever are highly contagious and rapidly spread from one person to the other. Transmission can be due to close contact to an infected person,, including contact to body fluids and use of contaminated needles and syringes.

Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers Definition

Viral haemorrhagic fevers is actually categorized as a group of illnesses that are primary caused by a number of highly distinct virus families that includes filoviruses, arenaviruses, , flaviviruses and bunyaviruses. Some of these virus may cause some relatively mild illnesses, while others can result to life-threatening diseases.

Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers Symptoms and Signs

Specific signs and symptoms typically vary by type of the viral hemorrhagic fever. However, the initial symptoms often include fatigue, high fever, bouts of dizziness, loss of strength, muscle aches and exhaustion. Some patients with severe cases often show signs of bleeding under the skin as well as in the internal organs or body orifices like the eyes, mouth. Sever cases may also include symptoms of seizures and delirium.

Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers Treatment

Patients often receive some form of supportive therapy. However, generally speaking, there is actually no other treatment or form of established cure for viral hemorrhagic fever. Many scientists and medical researchers are faced with the challenge of developing containment, vaccine and treatment strategies for these diseases.

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