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Deaths from Lassa fever

Lassa fever: Mortaility Rates

>Mortality rat: Approximately 15%-20% of patients hospitalized for Lassa fever die from the illness. However, overall only about 1% of infection with the Lassa virus result in death. The death rates are particularly high for women in the third trimester of pregnancy, and for fetuses, about 95% of which die in the uterus of infected pregnant mothers. (Source: excerpt from Lassa Fever: DVRD)

Worldwide Deaths from Lassa fever

approximately 5,000 deaths. (Source: excerpt from Lassa Fever: DVRD)

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