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Clinical management of patients with viral haemorrhagic fever

A pocket guide for the front-line health worker

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WHO

Publication details

Number of pages: 103
Publication date: April 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: WHO/HSE/PED/AIP/14.05

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Overview

Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHF) are severe and life-threatening viral diseases that are of particular public health importance because they can spread within a hospital setting, have a high case-fatality rate and are difficult to recognize and detect rapidly.

The purpose of this pocketbook is to provide clear guidance on current best management practices for VHF across health-care facilities. The objectives are:

  • to establish a systematic approach to comprehensive clinical management of VHF cases
  • to build capacity in health workers to use current practices in managing VHFs
  • to build confidence in health workers in managing VHFs through training and skills transfer.

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