Education and Prevention Materials
A number of education materials on viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are available on this VSPB web page.
Please be aware that many of files are quite large. Downloading time will depend upon the speed of your connection to the Internet as well as the load on our server.
If you are looking for more information, our Other Resources page links you to several excellent manuals and prevention guides produced by other organizations and other online resources.
HPS Online Materials
For education and prevention materials for HPS, visit the hantavirus website.
Other VHFs Online Materials
Infection Control for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers In the African Health Care Setting
This reference manual, developed collaboratively by CDC and the World Health Organization, helps African health facilities make advance preparations for responding with appropriate precautions when a VHF case is suspected, and serves as a rapid reference when a VHF case appears at a health facility where no previous VHF preparations have been made. The precautions described make use of materials such as household bleach, plastic buckets, locally available cloth and ordinary cake soap, that are available even in remote areas. The many illustrations, straightforward, step-by-step instructions and aids help make the manual easy to use. Although the manual is targeted for African healthcare settings, the basic VHF control and barrier nursing information can be useful for other settings. The manual is also available in French and Portuguese.
Lassa Fever Online Slideset
This slide set covers general facts, transmission, prevention and control of Lassa fever. Geared towards public health, medical, or educational use.
"Lassa" Online Video
View our video documentary about Lassa fever online! This documentary outlines the nature of the disease, shows the tragedy it causes, and tells the unfolding story of the epidemiology, natural history, and control of Lassa fever through the work of the Lassa Fever Project set up by CDC in 1976. (Note: For more information on Lassa fever, check our fact sheet.)
Prevention and Information Materials Available Via Mail
The branch offers a limited selection of materials covering viral hemorrhagic fevers. Some of the disease materials described above and available online can also be ordered by mail.