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'Ebola and Lassa fever belong to the same class of diseases called Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers; they have similar signs and symptoms.
During the study period, blood samples from patients with suspected cases were sent to 1 of 4 laboratories: the Central Research Laboratory at College of Medicine of the University of Lagos-Lagos University Teaching Hospital (Lagos State), the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (Ebonyi State), the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (Edo State), or the National Reference Laboratory (Federal Capital Territory).
This is already almost half of the total cases for all of last year when Nigeria experienced its worst outbreak of Lassa fever.
Lassa fever is an acute, viral illness endemic in West Africathat causes an estimated 100,000-300,000 infections and up to 5,000 deaths annually.
Adding Lassa tyres to our portfolio of leading automotive brands is in line with our continuing efforts to expand our offerings in the country following international standards in the sector."
The AJPH researchers documented 47 cases, including 28 deaths, finding that the youngest and oldest people who developed Lassa fever were the most likely to die.
Ed Yong | Tribune News Service IN 1969, an American missionary nurse named Laura Wine came down with a troubling fever while working in the Nigerian town of Lassa. The local doctors thought it was probably malaria, but Wine didn't respond to the usual treatments.
AUTHORITIES in Guinea have announced the first death from Lassa fever in more than two decades, heightening anxiety about another haemorrhagic fever in the west African country where an Ebola epidemic first emerged in 2013.
Lassa fever is an old hemorrhagic fever discovered for the first time in West Africa in Nigeria in 1969.
Tralee specialist Lassa Excitement is difficult to beat around this circuit and he should be too strong for his heat three rivals.
Lassa fever is an acute and often fatal viral disease, with fever, occurring chiefly in West Africa, which is usually acquired from infected rats.
"On this basis, we are currently working with relevant officials in the Shiite community to end this issue for the good of everyone and the good of Lassa and all its people, away from any political or sectarian tension," the Patriarch concluded.