Lassa fever

Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever, is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. Many of those infected by the virus do not... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Infectious disease
  • Symptoms:  Fever, headaches, bleeding
  • Usual onset:  1–3 weeks following exposure
  • Causes:  Lassa virus
  • Risk factors:  Exposure to rodents in West Africa
  • Diagnostic method:  Laboratory testing
  • Differential diagnosis:  Ebola, malaria, typhoid fever
  • Treatment:  Supportive
  • Frequency:  400,000 cases per year
  • Deaths:  5,000 deaths per year
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo