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Lassa Fever is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Described 1969 in Lassa, Nigeria.
    • Arenavirus genus member, single-stranded RNA virus
      • Old World member, part of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus [LCMV]/Lassa complex
  • Zoonosis as endemic, persistent, asymptomatic infection in rodent populations ["multimammate rat" (Mastomys natalensis)] within West Africa.
    • Infected rodents shed virus in urine and droppings, which can be aerosolized.

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Last updated: August 31, 2015

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul G. "Lassa Fever." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2015. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540653/all/Lassa_Fever.
Auwaerter PG. Lassa Fever. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540653/all/Lassa_Fever. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G. (2015). Lassa Fever. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540653/all/Lassa_Fever
Auwaerter PG. Lassa Fever [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540653/all/Lassa_Fever.
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