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MANAGEMENT OF LASSA FEVER

Lassa fever

INTRODUCTION Lassa fever is an infection or disease caused by a virus that lives in the blood causing fever to the infected person. The first out break known was in the year 1950’s but the virus was only identified in 1969. When two nurses who were missionaries died from it in a town called Lassa (hence the name “Lassa”) in Nigeria. The virus can cause thousands of death, even when an infected person recovers the virus still remain in the body fluids of the person including the semen. SYMPTOMS OFRead More