What is Lassa Fever?
Lassa fever is an animal-borne, or zoonotic, acute viral illness. It is endemic in parts of West Africa including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Neighboring countries are also at risk, as the animal vector for Lassa virus, the multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis) is distributed throughout the region.
What does Lassa fever do to the body?
The onset of the disease, when it is symptomatic, is usually gradual, starting with fever, general weakness, and malaise. After a few days, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, cough, and abdominal pain may follow.
Can Lassa fever be cured?
Is Lassa fever contagious?
How do you catch Lassa fever?
Is there a cure for Lassa?
Is Lassa fever like Ebola?
Where is Lassa fever found?
How do you identify a Lassa rat?
How can you prevent Lassa fever?
How long can Lassa virus survive outside the body?
Is there a vaccine for Lassa fever?
Is there a vaccine for the Lassa virus?
Is Lassa airborne?
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Is Lassa fever endemic or epidemic?
Why does Lassa fever cause deafness?
How does Ribavirin work in Lassa fever?
Who discovered Lassa fever?
Is Lassa fever in UK?
How can we prevent Lassa fever in Nigeria?
Who is most at risk for Lassa fever?
Who brought Lassa fever to Nigeria?
What causes Ebola?
What is Lassa fever causes and prevention?
What is an Old World virus?
They include Chapare virus, a severe or fatal hemorrhagic fever, found in Bolivia, as well as Guanarito virus found in Venezuela. Old World viruses occur in the Eastern Hemisphere Africa, Europe, and Asia.
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