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Management of viral haemorrhagic fevers in the UK 

Management of viral haemorrhagic fevers in the UK
Management of viral haemorrhagic fevers in the UK

Jonathan Lambourne

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date: 28 June 2022

Viral haemorrhagic fever is a descriptive term embracing over a dozen different diseases, with varying pathologies and risks of transmission to other persons and healthcare workers. The most dangerous fevers from a healthcare perspective are the Arenaviruses (principally Lassa fever), Ebola, Marburg and Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever. The chapter presents a theoretical case of Lassa fever and management of the case is discussed. Particular attention is made to early management and differential diagnosis, testing algorithms, infection control, and prophylaxis.

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