Hemorrhagic Fevers - Definition

Hemorrhagic fevers (pronounced heh-meh-RA-jik) are a group of diseases caused by viruses. They occur throughout the world, but are most common in tropical areas. Early symptoms include muscle aches and fevers. The disease can progress to a more serious condition and, in many cases, can be fatal. A prominent symptom in late stages is hemorrhaging (rapid or heavy bleeding) from body openings and internal organs.

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