Lassa Fever Again Poses Threat to Nigeria's Health Landscape

Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic illness, caused by contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces, which has thus far spread to seven states, with several people, including two medical doctors and a health worker, losing their lives.

A transmission electron micrograph of a number of Lassa virus virions adjacent to some cell debris. The virus, a member of the virus family Arenaviridae, causes Lassa fever.

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