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What is the treatment for hemorrhagic fever?

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Dr. Kevin Considine answered

Specializes 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 supportive care is all that can be done. Often, sadly, this doesn't work and the patient usually dies. There are really no great effective treatments for these diseases at this time.

Answered 2/1/2015


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Hemorrhagic Fever: The patient may be hospitalized, placed in isolation & provided intensive care measures such as: oxygen, medication to maintain blood pressure, blood transfusions (platelets or fresh blood), intravenous fluids & electrolytes & treatment of co-existing infections. Zmapp is a biopharmacuetical drug that is being used experimentally for Ebola.

Answered 10/4/2014



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