Humanitarian Aid Workers

The following resources are available for humanitarian aid workers working in viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) affected areas and coordinating organisations.    

Information for Humanitarian Aid Workers on Ebola Virus Disease

Form for humanitarian aid workers going to VHF-affected areas

Protocol for assessment and monitoring of international humanitarian aid workers who return to Ireland 

Viral haemorrhagic fever agents (VHFs) include zoonotic diseases, all of which may cause a haemorrhagic syndrome in humans. The term viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) refers to a group of illnesses caused by four distinct families of viruses: the arenaviruses, bunyaviruses, filoviruses, and flaviviruses. VHFs of particular concern are those that have the potential for person to person spread. These are: Ebola Virus Disease, Marburg Virus Disease, Lassa fever and other arena viruses, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever.

Last updated: 30 April 2019