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viral hemorrhagic fevers

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
By yourself...: In many cases, we don't have medication to kill the viruses that can cause hemorrhagic fevers. Anecdotally, people have used iv-ig, but in general, yo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Specific symptoms vary by the type of vhf, but symptoms often include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and exhaustion. Patients with severe cases of vhf ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
VHF: Viral hemorrhagic fevers are infectious diseases that can cause a series of symptoms which may include high fever as well as bruising/ bleeding excess ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
VHF treatment: Most of the vhf infections are not specifically treatable although immune serum has been used especially in argentine vhf. Ribavirin is useful especi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Hemorrhagic fever: The viral hemorrhagic fever viruses come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are generally endemic to a fairly localized area of the world. Antibody ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Multiple disorders: Infection with a wide variety of viruses can cause hemorrhagic fever. There is fever, and hemorrhages and depending on the virus other symptoms may i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes...: ...Thus the name.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Difficult: Usually hemorrhagic fever infections are very dangerous with over 90% mortality-such as ebola virus- for example. Usually isolation and intense suppor ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood tests: Usually blood and sputum tests done at a very special lab like cdc in atlanta are the best way to diagnose these very dangerous ailments.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Ok: Shfv causes a hemorrhagic fever in macaques , a species that is not the natural host. It is a different virus entirely than ebola.

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