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.
- Yellow Fever Vaccination. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Discusses who should receive the vaccine and its side effects. Also provides links to updated vaccine recommendations by the CDC.
- Notice to Readers: Fever, Jaundice, and Multiple Organ System Failure Associated With 17D-Derived Yellow Fever Vaccination, 1996 - 2001. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
50(30);643-5, (August 3, 2001). Summarizes cases and describes a program designed to refine risk estimates and improve documentation of multiple organ system failure (MOSF) potentially associated with the vaccination.