Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) — Suspected Case
What do you do if you suspect a VHF virus?
Health care providers who suspect they have a patient with VHF should notify public health authorities immediately! Contact:
South Dakota Public Health Laboratory
615 E. 4th Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Daytime phone: 605-773-3368 After hours: 1-800-592-1861
The South Dakota Public Health Laboratory will make arrangements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the provider to ship specimens directly to CDC. Epidemiology will advise you about the appropriate specimens to collect and the proper method and arrangements for shipping specimens to CDC.