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.
Researchers disarm Ebola virus

Researchers disarm Ebola virus

Can hantavirus infection spread among humans?

Can hantavirus infection spread among humans?

Experts say Dengue fever threatens to spread across the U.S

Experts say Dengue fever threatens to spread across the U.S

Dengue seen as potential threat to US public health

Dengue seen as potential threat to US public health

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strips away immune system's defensive measures

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strips away immune system's defensive measures

Ebola ravages Uganda as local doctor dies after treating victims

Ebola ravages Uganda as local doctor dies after treating victims

Frightening new Ebola strain ravages remote Congo area

Frightening new Ebola strain ravages remote Congo area

New human rhinovirus associated with pediatric respiratory tract infection in Germany

New human rhinovirus associated with pediatric respiratory tract infection in Germany

Dengue fever vaccine looks very promising

Dengue fever vaccine looks very promising

Winning the battle against deadly Ebola

Winning the battle against deadly Ebola

Animal model for dengue research

Animal model for dengue research

Fruit bats the culprit in spreading Marburg virus

Fruit bats the culprit in spreading Marburg virus

New animal model for Lassa fever

New animal model for Lassa fever

BioForce Nanosciences pursues support for ViriChip platform

BioForce Nanosciences pursues support for ViriChip platform

Severe dengue infections may go unrecognized in international travelers

Severe dengue infections may go unrecognized in international travelers

Discovery of mechanism by which Ebola and Marburg viruses cause disease

Discovery of mechanism by which Ebola and Marburg viruses cause disease

Scientists identify genetic element that the dengue virus uses to replicate

Scientists identify genetic element that the dengue virus uses to replicate

Surprising discovery about the inner workings of vesicular stomatitis virus

Surprising discovery about the inner workings of vesicular stomatitis virus

New approaches to counteract platelet shortages

New approaches to counteract platelet shortages

Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks

Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks