Diseases and Conditions
Viral hemorrhagic fevers
Signs and symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fevers vary by disease. In general, early signs and symptoms can include:
- Fatigue, weakness or general feeling of being unwell
- Muscle, bone or joint aches
- Nausea and vomiting
Symptoms that can become life-threatening
More-severe symptoms include:
- Bleeding under the skin, in internal organs, or from the mouth, eyes or ears
- Nervous system malfunctions
- Kidney failure
- Respiratory failure
- Liver failure
When to see a doctor
The best time to see a doctor is before you travel to a developing country to ensure that you've received any available vaccinations and pre-travel advice for staying healthy.
If you develop signs and symptoms once you return home, talk to a doctor, preferably one trained in international medicine or infectious diseases. Tell your doctor where you've traveled.