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7. Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF)

A consultant virologist ia available on 0141 201 8722 / 8721 or via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000) to discuss any possible case of VHF. There is a consultant available 24 hours a day.

NHSGGC resources

NHSGGC Ebola/Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Staff Portal

Management of patients with possible Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) in GGC  

United Kingdom resources

Viral haemorrhagic fever risk assessment algorithm

Management of Hazard Group 4 viral haemorrhagic fevers and similar human infectious diseases of high consequence: Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens

UPDATE: Please note that the temperature requirement is now ≥37.5oC.

Department of Health - Ebola virus disease: clinical management and guidance webpage

Scottish Resources

Health Protection Scotland Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers webpage

UPDATE: Scottish National Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Test Service

Please see the Brief User Guide and Request Form for the above service, which commenced on the 1st of December 2014 in partnership with the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL) at Porton Down. Testing includes Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, Lassa Fever and malaria by real-time PCR assays, available 24/7. 

Legislation and Guidance on the Transport of Infectious Substances

Department of Health: Changes to infectious substances transport procedures in 2005 - The regulations that apply to laboratory and health care premises

WHO Guidance on regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances 2013–2014