Clinical management of patients with viral haemorrhagic fever
A pocket guide for the front-line health worker
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.