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Lassa virus

  • Lassa virus is a member of the virus family Arenaviridae, a single-stranded RNA virus.
  • The virus is the causative agent of a hemorrhagic fever and can be transmitted between species (zoonotic).
  • Discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in Nigeria and today still occurs mainly in West Africa.
  • Death rates are high for women in the third trimester of pregnancy.
  • Fetal death (95%) occurs in uterus of infected pregnant mothers.

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