Emergency service for suspected infections with haemorrhagic fever viruses


If infections with haemorrhagic fever viruses are suspected, which may require extensive isolation measures, we offer an emergency diagnostic service. In this case, the findings are usually transmitted within six hours after the arrival of the sample.

Patient samples with suspected pathogens of this kind are marked with * in the examination order.  Please note that samples with suspected viral haemorrhagic fever must be announced by telephone!

Availability by telephone

24h emergency service (reachable via the BNITM central): phone +49 40 285380-0.


Microscopic image of the Marburg virus: a black and white image of the Marburg virus. In the centre, a cluster of short, worm-like viruses that often bend at one end
Microscopic image of the Marburg virus   ©BNITM


Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

Consultation for physicians only

Patients should contact their attending physician's office.

Consultation on diagnostic procedure


mo – fri 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00

phone: +49 40 285380-211
fax: +49 40 285380-252
email: labordiagnostik@bnitm.de


Medical management

Prof. Dr Stephan Günther

Prof. Dr Dennis Tappe

Specialists in Microbiology, Virology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology