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Biological Agents: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers


Approximately 11 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Biological Agents: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers" is designed to give you a brief overview the Category A biological agents, the viral hemorrhagic fevers. This course covers the families of viruses, their general epidemiology, routes of infection, clinical presentations and treatments. It also looks at several specific viral hemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola, Marburg and Lassa Fevers.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. List the Category A biological agents and describe their epidemiology, associated illnesses, and treatements.
  2. Knowledge of the pharmaceutics and pharmaceuticals used to combat CBRNE agents.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. List the four families of viral hemorrhagic fevers.
  2. Identify the main differential diagnosis for viral hemorrhagic fevers.
  3. Identify the only pharmaceutical treatment available for viral hemorrhagic fevers.

Target Audiences:

Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Emergency Medical Services personnel, Other Public Health personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.