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Viral haemorrhagic fevers

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Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a group of rare but potentially life-threatening illnesses that are caused by different viruses.

These viruses include:

Dengue fever is the only viral haemorrhagic fever known to occur in Australia.

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Last reviewed: February 2020


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