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What is Lassa fever?

What is Lassa fever?

An infectious rate-borne West African viral disease named after the town Lassa in Nigeria ...more »

  • Lassa fever: Infectious rat-borne West African disease.
  • Lassa fever: An acute febrile human disease caused by the LASSA VIRUS.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Lassa fever: an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing; can be used as a bioweapon.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Lassa fever: Introduction

Types of Lassa fever:

Broader types of Lassa fever:

Who gets Lassa fever?

Geography Profile for Lassa fever: Lassa fever is an endemic disease in portions of West Africa. It is recognized in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, as well as Nigeria. However, because the rodent species which carry the virus are found in other regions outside of West Africa, the actual geographic range of the disease may extend to other portions of Africa. (Source: excerpt from Lassa Fever: DVRD)

How serious is Lassa fever?

Complications of Lassa fever: see complications of Lassa fever

What causes Lassa fever?

Causes of Lassa fever: see causes of Lassa fever
Risk factors for Lassa fever: see risk factors for Lassa fever

What are the symptoms of Lassa fever?

Symptoms of Lassa fever: see symptoms of Lassa fever

Complications of Lassa fever: see complications of Lassa fever

Incubation period for Lassa fever: typically about ten days (but may vary)

Can anyone else get Lassa fever?

More information: see contagiousness of Lassa fever
Inheritance: see inheritance of Lassa fever

Lassa fever: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Lassa fever.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Lassa fever.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Lassa fever: see treatments for Lassa fever
Prevention of Lassa fever: see prevention of Lassa fever
Research for Lassa fever: see research for Lassa fever

Name and Aliases of Lassa fever

Main name of condition: Lassa fever

Class of Condition for Lassa fever: viral

Other names or spellings for Lassa fever:

Lassa, Lassa virus

Lassa fever
Source - WordNet 2.1

Lassa fever: Related Conditions

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