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"Lassa fever"




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    Piot and his fellow researchers believed the disease might be yellow fever, but they quickly ascertained that it was not, adding that tests for Lassa fever and typhoid were also negative."WhatRead more

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Lassa fever

Disease

Lassa fever or Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF) is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus and first described in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria. Lassa fever is a member of the Arenaviridae virus family. Similar to ebola, clinical cases of the disease had been known for over a decade but had not been connected with a viral pathogen. The infection is endemic...More