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Agent: Viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Marburg, Lassa and Argentine)

Most likely means of dissemination: Solid, liquid or aerosol

Primary route of entry: Absorption, inhalation, ingestion

General signs and symptoms: Vary by type of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF), but initial signs and symptoms often include marked fever, fatigue, dizziness, muscle aches, loss of strength, and exhaustion. Severe cases of VHF often show signs of bleeding under the skin, in internal organs, or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears.
Photo courtesy of the CDC archives.