Clinical Management of Patients with Viral Haemorrhagic Fever

This pocket guide seeks to provide clear guidance on current best practices for viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF), including both clinical management and infection prevention and control.

Although these guidelines concentrate on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), referred to throughout this guide as Ebola, they also address Lassa fever, which is an endemic problem in Sierra Leone and also occurs in Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria, as well as two other viral haemorrhagic fevers that are transmitted person-to-person, Marburg and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. Country adaptation should address which VHFs are included in this pocket guide.

Key WHO publications

  • The World Health Report
    Expert assessment of global health including statistics. Each report focuses on a particular theme.
  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.


WHO guidelines

WHO guidelines