TITLE

Lassa fever

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1209
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "Lassa fever" is presented. Lassa fever refers to a potentially lethal viral illness marked by hemorrhage, extreme muscle pain, and in some cases, shock. It is contracted solely in Africa. The responsible agent, an arenavirus, is spread to people after contact with infected rodents or their excretions.
ACCESSION #
21233836

 

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