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Lassa fever


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An acute haemorrhagic fever caused by a virulent and highly transmissible member of the Arenaviridae, Lassa virus, first recorded from the town of Lassa in Nigeria. The normal host is a rodent (Mastomys natalensis).

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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