Lassa Fever

Known as: Lassa Fever [Disease/Finding], fever lassa, Fevers, Lassa 
A viral hemorrhagic fever that is caused by the Lassa virus, which is transmitted by contact with infected rodents; it is characterized by fever… (More)
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
Lassa virus, the causative agent of Lassa fever, causes thousands of deaths annually and is a biological threat agent, for which… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
BACKGROUND Lassa fever is caused by a viral haemorrhagic arenavirus that affects two to three million people in West Africa… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND Recent importation of Lassa fever into Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States by… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Lassa fever has been estimated to cause 5,000 deaths annually in West Africa. Recently, war in the zone where Lassa fever is… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
We describe the isolation and characterization of a new Lassa virus strain imported into Germany by a traveler who had visited… (More)
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1988
1988
Lassa fever is widespread in West Africa, where the case fatality is about 16% in hospitalized adult patients. The clinical… (More)
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
We measured levels of virus in sequential specimens from 137 patients with Lassa fever. The probability of fatal disease… (More)
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
In studies of Lassa fever in Sierra Leone, the prevalence of human antibody to Lassa virus ranged from 8% to 52%. Mastomys… (More)
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
A prospective case-control study of Lassa fever was established in Sierra Leone to measure the frequency and case-fatality ratio… (More)
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
In a study of Lassa fever in Sierra Leone, West Africa, we identified two variables associated with a high risk of death, and we… (More)
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