Viral haemorrhagic fever

Find out how we define and monitor cases of viral haemorrhagic fever, and where you can learn more about this disease.

About viral haemorrhagic fever

Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a group of rare but potentially life-threatening illnesses that are caused by different viruses. Dengue fever is the only viral haemorrhagic fever known to occur in Australia. 

Disease type:
Listed human
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's viral haemorrhagic fever page

Surveillance and reporting

Viral haemorrhagic fever is a nationally notifiable disease

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

For more on viral haemorrhagic fever in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.  

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