14. Lassa Fever

  1. Heiman F. L. Wertheim MD, PhD1,2,
  2. Peter Horby MBBS, FFPH1,2 and
  3. John P. Woodall MA, PhD3

Published Online: 11 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354690.ch14

Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases

How to Cite

Wertheim, H. F. L., Horby, P. and Woodall, J. P. (eds) (2012) Lassa Fever, in Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354690.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Program, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Centre for Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184403

Online ISBN: 9781444354690



  • Lassa Fever, Lassa fever virus (LFV);
  • Lassa Fever map;
  • Mayaro fever, and Mayaro virus (MAYV);
  • measles virus, morbillivirus;
  • monkeypox virus (MPV), of genus Orthopoxvirus;
  • mumps virus, of family Paromyxoviridae;
  • O'nyong-nyong virus (ONNV), an enveloped RNA virus;
  • Oropouche virus disease, Oropouche fever;
  • poliomyelitis, polioviral fever;
  • rabies, hydrophobia, furious rabies, paralytic (dumb)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mayaro Fever

  • Measles

  • Monkeypox

  • Mumps

  • O'nyong-nyong Virus Disease

  • Oropouche Virus Disease

  • Poliomyelitis

  • Rabies