Prognosis of Lassa fever
Deaths and Mortality Rates
Mortality rate for Lassa fever: 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)
Complications of Lassa fever may include:
Complications of Lassa fever from the Diseases Database include:
Source: Diseases Database
See also complications of Lassa fever.
Lassa fever: Research More
The 'prognosis' of Lassa fever usually refers to the likely outcome
of Lassa fever.
The prognosis of Lassa fever
may include the duration of Lassa fever, chances of complications of Lassa fever,
prospects for recovery, recovery period for Lassa fever, survival rates,
and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Lassa fever.
Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.
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