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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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Authors:
WHO

Publication details

Number of pages: 203
Publication date: February 2016
Languages: English
ISBN: ISBN 978 92 4 154960 8

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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 main sections include:

  • Principles of VHF management
  • Management of suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola patients
  • Manage severe confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola, or VHF
  • Psychological support
  • Infection prevention and control

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