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An acute and often fatal viral disease, with fever, occurring chiefly in West Africa. It is usually acquired from infected rats.
- ‘Recently cholera has occurred in India and Peru; dengue in Panama, New Guinea, and Australia; yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, and Lassa fever in Africa.’
- ‘Other viral illnesses include influenza, the common cold, Lassa fever, and ebola.’
- ‘You might have one of them weird Jungle diseases like Lassa fever or the Clap.’
- ‘Advisories issued in 1998 by the Centers for Disease Control warned travelers to Sierra Leone that malaria, measles, cholera, typhoid fever, and Lassa fever were prevalent throughout the country.’
- ‘But he said he did not think he had Lassa fever because his severe thigh-muscle aching was a symptom the nurses had escaped.’
1970s: named after the village of Lassa, in northwestern Nigeria, where it was first reported.
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