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.

All VHFs

Lassa fever

Ebola and Marburg


Published 5 September 2014
Last updated 28 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added link to rare and imported pathogens laboratory (RIPL).
  2. First published.