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Viral haemorrhagic fevers: epidemiology, characteristics, diagnosis and management

Guidance for viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) including Ebola, Marburg, Lassa and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fevers.

Laboratory diagnosis

Samples (with a full clinical and travel history) should be sent to Public Health England’s Rare and imported pathogens laboratory (RIPL). RIPL is a specialist centre for advice and diagnosis but does not provide services directly to patients.

  1. Viral haemorrhagic fever: sample testing advice

    • Guidance

Lassa fever

  1. Lassa fever: origins, reservoirs, transmission and guidelines

    • Detailed guide