Lassa fever

@article{Houlihan2017LassaF,
  title={Lassa fever},
  author={C. Houlihan and R. Behrens},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={358}
}
Lassa fever is part of a group of conditions known as viral haemorrhagic fevers. Viral haemorrhagic fevers can be caused by viruses from several different families, all of which have the potential to cause disease with haemorrhagic features. Lassa fever—caused by infection with the Lassa virus—is named after the town in Nigeria where the first identified cases occurred. The natural reservoir of the Lassa virus is the multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis), a rodent found commonly in rural areas… Expand

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