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an arenavirus, family Arenaviridae, which causes Lassa fever, an acute febrile disease with a high mortality.
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Las·sa vi·rus(lah'să vī'rŭs)
An arenavirus that causes Lassa fever, an acute febrile disease with a high mortality.
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Lassa virusa highly contagious virus first isolated in 1969 in Nigeria, that can cause a general malaise leading to severe chest infections and even death.
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Lassa,town in Yedseram River valley in Nigeria.
Lassa virus - viral hemorrhagic illness, often fatal, caused by an arenavirus.
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