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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: May 4, 2019

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Auwaerter, Paul G. "Lassa Fever." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540653/all/Lassa_Fever.
Auwaerter PG. Lassa Fever. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540653/all/Lassa_Fever. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G. (2019). Lassa Fever. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540653/all/Lassa_Fever
Auwaerter PG. Lassa Fever [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540653/all/Lassa_Fever.
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