Hemorrhagic Fever

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Hemorrhagic Fever

Any virus that causes both fever and excessive bleeding due to the reduced ability of blood to coagulate. Hemorrhagic fevers are spread from person to person through respiration. As such, there is concern that hemorrhagic fevers have potential in bioweapons.
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His research interests include viral hemorrhagic fevers, arboviruses, rabies, and rabies-related viruses.
This first imported case of CCHF in an industrialized country should lead French health authorities to review available evidence and reexamine the justification and applicability of the existing, stringent recommendations for the management of many patients in whom viral hemorrhagic fever is one of several possible diagnoses.
These aspects of viral hemorrhagic fever agents are discussed in both the introductory and concluding chapters of the book.
Unique to this book, is treatment of high-containment facilities and specially trained scientists in research on viral hemorrhagic fevers, and practical information on sample collection and transportation.
After a history of biological warfare, the first five chapters cover smallpox, plague, tularemia, botulism, and the viral hemorrhagic fevers, with material on outbreak scenarios, microbiological considerations, epidemiology, and diagnostic issues.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a paper in April's Emerging Infectious Diseases regarding a rapid comprehensive diagnostic test for viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) caused by the Ebola and Marburg viruses.
This month AHRQ will use the ePocrates DocAlert system to send a test message containing information on category A biologic agents/diseases--anthrax; botulism; plague; smallpox; tularemia; and viral hemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola--to more than 700,000 ePocrates subscribers.
Several initiatives will fund research investigating high-priority, "Category A" biological diseases as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)--anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Category A - plague, tularemia, smallpox, viral hemorrhagic fevers, botulism, anthrax
4-9) Six agents or classes of agents head the list of likely weapons: smallpox, anthrax, pneumonic plague, botulinum toxin, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Arbovirus Infections, Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, Rabies and Rubella.
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