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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.
Sterilizing mosquitoes may be the answer to curb Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, WHO reports

Sterilizing mosquitoes may be the answer to curb Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, WHO reports

Investigational vaccine protects macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses

Investigational vaccine protects macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses

Vaccine for Lassa fever set to enter clinical testing in humans

Vaccine for Lassa fever set to enter clinical testing in humans

Computer model predicts location of future Ebola virus outbreaks

Computer model predicts location of future Ebola virus outbreaks

Kazan University researchers study the genetics of nephropathia epidemica

Kazan University researchers study the genetics of nephropathia epidemica

Texas Biomed scientists continue testing therapies and vaccines for Ebola virus

Texas Biomed scientists continue testing therapies and vaccines for Ebola virus

Second round of Ebola vaccination trials on the way to DRC

Second round of Ebola vaccination trials on the way to DRC

Researchers analyze people’s initial immune response to dengue fever

Researchers analyze people’s initial immune response to dengue fever

Studying human behavior might help curb mosquito-borne illness

Studying human behavior might help curb mosquito-borne illness

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