Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs)

Control and Prevention

The following references provide information about the control and prevention of exposures to viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs).

  • VHF Resource List - Diagnosis and Management. Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). Includes a variety of useful links on topics such as vaccines, laboratory issues and virology, public health, and infection control.
  • Peters, C.J. "Biosafety and Emerging Infections: Key Issues in the Prevention and Control of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers." Proceedings of the 4th National Symposium on Biosafety. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Health and Safety, (January 2, 1997). Examines some of the biosafety considerations that surround work with agents such as VHFs.

An approved vaccine is available for Yellow Fever and there are experimental vaccine available for other VHF syndromes.