Venezuelan Hemorrhagic Fever Symptoms
Most arenavirus infections cause a flu-like illness that starts within a week of exposure. The initial symptoms are often mild, but may quickly worsen.
The most common initial symptoms of arenavirus infection include:
After 3-5 days, signs and symptoms of hemorrhage may occur in some patients.
Additional symptoms of arenavirus infection may include:
- Blood in the urine
- Blood in the vomit or stool
- Liver enlargement
- Rash that looks like broken blood vessels in the skin, or bruises
Severe symptoms of arenavirus infection may also include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Low blood pressure
- Severe bleeding
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis causes encephalitis symptoms similar to many arboviruses.
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