Lassa fever virus


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Lassa fever virus

a highly fatal, hemorrhagic disease of humans caused by an arenavirus transmitted from certain rodents.
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Notably, medical care has been safely rendered by using conventional barrier precautions alone to persons infected with VHF viruses, including Ebola virus (5,18), Marburg virus (19,20), Lassa fever virus (27), Machupo virus (11), Sabia virus (28), and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (21).
NASDAQ: SIGA) announced today the successful results of a proof of concept guinea pig trial of its lead Lassa fever virus drug, ST-193.
Lassa fever virus is an Old World arenavirus associated with the multimammate mouse (Mastomys natalensis) that causes hemorrhagic fever, which affects large numbers of persons in West Africa.
0 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the development of antiviral drugs for Lassa fever virus (LFV).