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Viral haemorrhagic fevers

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Viral haemorrhagic fever is a rare but sometimes severe illness and is potentially life threatening. It is not a single condition, but a group of conditions 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: April 2017

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