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Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (Arenavirus)

Other Names: Machupo Fever, Lassa Fever, Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever, South American Hemorrhagic Fever
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) are a group of infectious diseases with similar symptoms in people. The causative viruses affect the vascular system and can produce a severe multisystemic illness in some patients.

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Disease Agents

  • Arenaviridae
  • Bunyaviridae and Flaviviridae.
  • Filoviridae

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