Viral hemorrhagic fevers of South America.

Robert B. Tesh

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Abstract

This paper reviews the epidemiology and distinguishing features of three viral hemorrhagic fevers (dengue hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever and arenaviral hemorrhagic fever) that have emerged as important public health problems in South America. Although the etiology, natural history and control of the three diseases are different, their clinical manifestations and histopathology findings are similar and can be difficult to differentiate. Consequently, early recognition and correct diagnosis are essential for effective control measures to be initiated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-295
Number of pages9
JournalBiomédica : revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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