Possible Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Management in Adults and Children

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Abstract

VHF is a rare cause of illness in persons returning from some tropical countries. VHF is caused by infection with one of the following viruses – Lassa, Ebola, Marburg and Crimean‐Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF).Malaria is the most common diagnosis in patients suspected of having VHF and urgent treatment may be necessary.

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Last reviewed: 10 January 2022

Next review: 11 January 2024

Author(s): Erica Peters & Celia Jackson

Version: 8

Author Email(s): [email protected], [email protected]

Approved By: Acute Services Division Clinical Governance Forum

Document Id: 279