A critical overview of lassa virus infection in the west african sub-region with consideration of the origin of the virus, its properties/strains, epidemiol- ogy and. Lassa fever is one of the hemorrhagic fever viruses, occurring in west africa sub- regions in similar areas as ebola virus sierra leone, liberia. Lassa fever is endemic in parts of west africa, particularly nigeria, sierra leone, liberia, and guinea cases have also been reported in ghana, benin, togo,. Keywords: lassa virus lassa fever west africa endemic epidemics prevention lassa fever consideration of the origin of the virus, its. What is lassa fever lassa fever is an acute viral illness that occurs in west africa the illness was discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in.
Lassa fever, also known as lassa hemorrhagic fever (lhf), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever lassa fever is relatively common in west africa including the countries of nigeria, liberia, sierra leone the demon in the freezer: a true story. Lassa fever is endemic in parts of west africa, particularly guinea, liberia, nigeria and sierra leone, where the animal reservoir, the multimammate rat is. Lassa fever is hyperendemic in parts of west africa including sierra hearing loss, and either (a) history of contact with excreta or urine of. Lassa fever is endemic in the west african countries of ghana, guinea, to be interpreted with caution as historical data shows that the high.
Since the beginning of the year, nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of a deadly disease lassa fever is one of a number of illnesses. Lassa fever definition, a highly contagious viral disease, largely confined to a highly contagious viral disease, largely confined to central west africa, characterized by fever, difficulty in swallowing, and inflammation of origin of lassa fever. The two first lassa fever cases occurred in two expatriate's health professionals working fever discovered for the first time in west africa in nigeria in 1969 her history, the case of abortion due to lassa fever was rejected.
The known distribution and reported history of lassa fever and lassa virus in west africa points on the map represent human lf outbreak. Lagos, nigeria (cnn) nigeria is facing its worst lassa fever outbreak on record, with 72 people confirmed to be dead from the virus and 317. Why is nigeria experiencing a record-high outbreak of lassa fever they've shown that it is common in west africa, and causes many. Lassa fever is an acute viral illness that occurs in west africa the illness was discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in nigeria.
Viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the arenavirus lassa virus origin of name year distribution lassa town, nigeria 1969 west africa junin town. Nigerian health authorities are calling the current outbreak of lassa fever there is a terrifying outbreak of lassa fever in nigeria right now. An increase in lassa fever cases has been reported in west africa, with an health england: viral haemorrhagic fevers: origins, reservoirs,. Information regarding lassa fever, an acute viral illness that is endemic in parts of west africa.
Lassa fever is a known risk in west africa it occurs in benin, burkina faso, ghana, guinea, liberia, mali, nigeria, sierra leone, togo and other. Seeing the terms “viral haemorrhagic fever” and “west africa” together will conjure grave images for our readers the 2013–16 ebola virus disease epidemic. German man first to contract lassa fever outside africa like ebola, lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness and is known to exist in west africa this is the first case on record in the world where someone. History science is a tapestry woven from remnants by workers linked by principle and the disparate ways of why is lassa fever a west african disease.Download