Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Symptoms

Congo hemorrhagic fever causes a flu-like illness that starts within one week of the tick bite. The initial symptoms are mild, but may become severe very quickly.

The most common initial symptoms of congo hemorrhagic fever include:

After 3-5 days, signs and symptoms of hemorrhage may occur, including:

Symptoms of severe congo hemorrhagic fever include:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Congo Hemorrhagic Fever References
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