Lassa virus


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Las·sa vi·rus

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 virus

a 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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Treatment of lethal Lassa virus infection in guinea pigs with favipiravir (Based on Safronetz D et al.
Diskin, "Molecular mechanism for LAMP1 recognition by Lassa virus," Journal of Virology, vol.
There are five pathogens of humans: four cause severe hemorrhagic fever (Lassa virus in West Africa, Junin virus in the Argentine pampas, Machupo virus in Bolivia, and Guanarito virus in Venezuela) and the fifth, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus, causes milder infections.
This patient was exposed to Lassa virus while working on an aid programme in Sierra Leone.
The Lassa virus, which kills 20 per cent of sufferers, was later confirmed.
Michael Buchmeier of Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif., a recipient of both DOD and National Institutes of Health funds for his research on the often deadly Lassa virus, says: "It is difficult to get money to study diseases such as Lassa fever.
GeoVax Labs announced that senior scientist Mugdha Vasireddi, PhD, will deliver an oral presentation entitled, A Single Dose of MVA-Based Lassa Virus Vaccine Provides Complete Protection in a Mouse Lethal Challenge Model.
Lassa virus (LASV) is the etiologic agent of Lassa fever (LF), a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic to West Africa.
Lassa fever is an illness caused by Lassa virus, a single-stranded RNA hemorrhagic fever virus from the family Arenaviridae.