Viral hemorrhagic fever hazards for travelers in Africa.

  title={Viral hemorrhagic fever hazards for travelers in Africa.},
  author={Margaretha Isa{\"a}cson},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={33 10},
This short review covers 6 viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) that are known to occur in Africa: yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Marburg virus disease, and Ebola hemorrhagic fever. All of these have at one time or another affected travelers, often the adventurous kind who are "roughing it" in rural areas, who should therefore be made aware by their physicians or travel health clinics about their potential risk of exposure to any VHF along their travel… CONTINUE READING


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