The viral haemorrhagic fevers are infectious diseases that often cause life-threatening illnesses.
These diseases are common in the tropical areas of the world, and travel history to an endemic
area together with recognising signs and symptoms is essential to aid diagnosis. Treatment is
often supportive, and infection control measures need to be instituted early at the point of
entry. In this article, we will provide an approach to a patient with viral haemorrhagic fevers
in a primary healthcare setting.