Hemorrhagic fever

Overview

Hemorrhagic fevers are spread by contact with infected animals, people, or insects. Examples include Ebola and yellow fever. Avoiding mosquitoes and rodents can help prevent infection.

Symptoms

Initial symptoms may include fever, fatigue, dizziness, and muscle aches.

Treatments

While no specific treatment exists, antiviral drugs may help shorten the course of some infections and prevent complications.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


Content from Mayo Clinic ©1998-2019 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of Use