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.
WHO declares the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency

WHO declares the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency

Ebola spread to Uganda could threaten international health

Ebola spread to Uganda could threaten international health

New study suggests bacteria-loaded mosquitoes may halt spread of Dengue fever

New study suggests bacteria-loaded mosquitoes may halt spread of Dengue fever

FDA approves first vaccine for prevention of dengue disease in endemic regions

FDA approves first vaccine for prevention of dengue disease in endemic regions

UTMB receives grant to combat highly-lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses

UTMB receives grant to combat highly-lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses

NIAID awards $22 million grant to develop antibody-based therapies against lethal viruses

NIAID awards $22 million grant to develop antibody-based therapies against lethal viruses

Study uncovers details about human immune response to dengue infection

Study uncovers details about human immune response to dengue infection

Staten Island severely infested with self-cloning Asian longhorned ticks

Staten Island severely infested with self-cloning Asian longhorned ticks

Researchers unravel biomechanics of Ebola virus-host cell adhesion

Researchers unravel biomechanics of Ebola virus-host cell adhesion

New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus

New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus

Disease X: an unknown disease that could claim millions of lives

Disease X: an unknown disease that could claim millions of lives

Researchers uncover new mechanism of how Ebola viruses escape immune system

Researchers uncover new mechanism of how Ebola viruses escape immune system

NIAID-funded clinical trial of Ebola vaccines is underway at Cincinnati Children's

NIAID-funded clinical trial of Ebola vaccines is underway at Cincinnati Children's

Scientists solve another piece of Ebola virus puzzle

Scientists solve another piece of Ebola virus puzzle

USC research could lay foundation for a vaccine against tick-borne virus

USC research could lay foundation for a vaccine against tick-borne virus

Why Mosquitoes prefer some people over others: Genetic discovery

Why Mosquitoes prefer some people over others: Genetic discovery

WRAIR clinical study evaluates safety and immunogenicity of Marburg vaccine

WRAIR clinical study evaluates safety and immunogenicity of Marburg vaccine

New vaccine shows effective protection in animal models of Lassa fever

New vaccine shows effective protection in animal models of Lassa fever

DNA vaccine shown to provide long-term protection from Ebola

DNA vaccine shown to provide long-term protection from Ebola

New research projects aim to stop spread of African swine fever and prevent outbreak in the U.S.

New research projects aim to stop spread of African swine fever and prevent outbreak in the U.S.