Lassa Fever Virus
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Demby, A. 2001. Lassa Fever Virus. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Lassa virus originates from West Africa where it is primarily a virus of the rodent, Mastomys spp. Human infection is through contact with infected rodents or infected humans and ranges from a mild asymptomatic infection to a life-threatening illness involving severe haemorrhage.
- Lassa fever;
- Lassa virus;
- Mastomys spp;
- Sierra Leone