Poor housing quality increases risk of rodent infestation and Lassa fever in refugee camps of Sierra Leone.

@article{Bonner2007PoorHQ,
  title={Poor housing quality increases risk of rodent infestation and Lassa fever in refugee camps of Sierra Leone.},
  author={Phillip Cullison Bonner and W P Schmidt and Steven R Belmain and Babafemi Oshin and Debbie Baglole and Matthias Borchert},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={169-75}
}
Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa, is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis. To determine risk of Lassa fever in households in Sierra Leonean refugee camps, we analyzed the spatial relationships between households with a Lassa case and focal locations of potential rodent habitats. Quality and hygiene factors of households were assessed to determine possible risk factors for household rodent infestation and… CONTINUE READING

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Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
Lassa fever , a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in parts of West Africa , is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by the rodent Mastomys natalensis .
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