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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.
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.

New polyclonal immunotherapy successfully neutralizes Ebola virus

New polyclonal immunotherapy successfully neutralizes Ebola virus

Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone

Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone

One-two punch of powerful antibodies may be best way to stop Ebola virus

One-two punch of powerful antibodies may be best way to stop Ebola virus

Researchers describe strategy used by Oropouche virus to replicate in human cells

Researchers describe strategy used by Oropouche virus to replicate in human cells

Researchers decipher key component behind rising epidemic of pathogens in West Africa

Researchers decipher key component behind rising epidemic of pathogens in West Africa

Researches identify genetic material from Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus in ticks

Researches identify genetic material from Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus in ticks

Congo to start vaccinating populations against Ebola today to combat outbreak

Congo to start vaccinating populations against Ebola today to combat outbreak

Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo city of 1 million

Ebola outbreak spreads to Congo city of 1 million

Study: Antibodies against hemorrhagic fever disarm two viruses of same family

Study: Antibodies against hemorrhagic fever disarm two viruses of same family

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

Researchers develop new animal model to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Researchers develop new animal model to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Scientists identify early markers of infection in nonhuman primates exposed to Ebola virus

Scientists identify early markers of infection in nonhuman primates exposed to Ebola virus

Lassa fever strikes in Nigeria - high rates of fatality with no cure and no vaccine

Lassa fever strikes in Nigeria - high rates of fatality with no cure and no vaccine

BGN Technologies collaborates with Biosensorix to develop new cost-effective diagnostic kit

BGN Technologies collaborates with Biosensorix to develop new cost-effective diagnostic kit

Genetic variants make Asians and Europeans more prone to severe dengue

Genetic variants make Asians and Europeans more prone to severe dengue

T cell-inducing dengue vaccines could confer broader protection for kids born to vaccinated mothers

T cell-inducing dengue vaccines could confer broader protection for kids born to vaccinated mothers