Hemorrhagic Fever News and Research

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Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of illnesses that are caused by several distinct families of viruses. In general, the term "viral hemorrhagic fever" is used to describe a severe multisystem syndrome (multisystem in that multiple organ systems in the body are affected). Characteristically, the overall vascular system is damaged, and the body's ability to regulate itself is impaired. These symptoms are often accompanied by hemorrhage (bleeding); however, the bleeding is itself rarely life-threatening. While some types of hemorrhagic fever viruses can cause relatively mild illnesses, many of these viruses cause severe, life-threatening disease.
Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness

Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness

New research helps unravel ecological interplay of African bat, novel virus and a parasite

New research helps unravel ecological interplay of African bat, novel virus and a parasite

Which animal is most likely to spread the latest plague?

Which animal is most likely to spread the latest plague?

Researchers identify key Lassa virus structure using powerful Argonne X-rays

Researchers identify key Lassa virus structure using powerful Argonne X-rays

Study reveals role of mast cells in severe forms of dengue infection

Study reveals role of mast cells in severe forms of dengue infection

TSRI study reveals first-ever structure of Lassa virus protein

TSRI study reveals first-ever structure of Lassa virus protein

Innovate UK funds new, economic vaccine to halt spread of 'zoonotic' infectious diseases

Innovate UK funds new, economic vaccine to halt spread of 'zoonotic' infectious diseases

GHIT Fund invests in phase 3 clinical trial for pediatric formulation of ‘snail fever’ drug

GHIT Fund invests in phase 3 clinical trial for pediatric formulation of ‘snail fever’ drug

Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections

Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections

Majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home

Majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home

Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection

Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates T cell response to Zika infection

Research sheds new light on how dengue virus inflicts more damage during subsequent infections

Research sheds new light on how dengue virus inflicts more damage during subsequent infections

Georgia State University, GeoVax join forces to advance development of Hepatitis B therapeutic vaccine

Georgia State University, GeoVax join forces to advance development of Hepatitis B therapeutic vaccine

Approved dengue vaccine may increase infection in certain settings, research suggests

Approved dengue vaccine may increase infection in certain settings, research suggests

TSRI scientists zoom in to view how experimental therapy ZMapp targets Ebola virus

TSRI scientists zoom in to view how experimental therapy ZMapp targets Ebola virus

Scientists discover modified human protein involved in Ebola virus replication

Scientists discover modified human protein involved in Ebola virus replication

Soligenix announces encouraging preliminary results of heat stable Ebola vaccine

Soligenix announces encouraging preliminary results of heat stable Ebola vaccine

RVFV uses cancer pathway to hijack host cell and cause infection

RVFV uses cancer pathway to hijack host cell and cause infection

Study sheds light on several aspects of Ebola virus flare-ups in Liberia

Study sheds light on several aspects of Ebola virus flare-ups in Liberia

Alternative policy for Ebola entry screening at U.S. airports

Alternative policy for Ebola entry screening at U.S. airports