What are the causes of Lassa?

Answer Lassa fever is a severe, hemorrhagic fever that's prominent in West Africa. The person infected with it often bleeds to death. It is caused by a virus, meaning that antibiotics will not help cure t... Read More »

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How to Prevent Lassa Fever?

Educating people in high-risk areas about ways to decrease rodent populations in their homes will aid in the control and prevention of Lassa fever.A rodent known as the "multimammate rat" is the ho... Read More »

How to Recognize and Treat Lassa Fever?

A researcher dissects a "multimammate rat", the host of Lassa virus.Lassa fever is a sudden onset viral illness that occurs in West Africa. The virus is transmitted to humans via objects and food c... Read More »