7 edition of The Official Patient"s Sourcebook on Lassa Fever found in the catalog.
by Icon Health Publications
Written in English
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Technical guidance on Lassa fever General information. Lassa fever factsheet; Introduction to Lassa fever - generic presentation pdf, Mb; Surveillance and laboratory. How to safely collect blood samples by phlebotomy from patients suspected to be infected with Lassa? pdf, Mb; How to safely ship human blood samples from Lassa cases. Lassa fever belongs to a group of viral hemorrhagic fevers and is also termed as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF). The cause is the Lassa virus; hence the name “Lassa Fever.” Many patients usually do not experience any symptoms and if they do develop them, they include weakness, fever, headaches, muscle pains and vomiting.
LASSA fever, first identified in northeastern Nigeria in ,1 is endemic in much of western Africa. Mastomys natalensis, a rat that is common around human habitations in the region, is the host o Cited by: Lassa fever is known to be endemic in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, but probably exists in other West African countries as well. The overall case-fatality rate is 1%. Observed case-fatality rate among patients hospitalized with severe cases of Lassa fever is 15%.
Lassa fever infects an estimated , to , individuals in West Africa each year and around 5, result in death. Ribavirin is used to effectively treat the virus. Outside of the case at Emory University Hospital, there have been six other cases of Lassa fever reported in the United States. The earliest case was Author: Monique Harris. Ninety-nine percent of people with Lassa fever survive. "It's not that rare a disease in West Africa," says Frieden. "One in six hospitalized patients may have Lassa.".
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Store food in containers with lids 3. Keep your The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans mainly through handling rats, food or house- • Training health workers on Lassa fever to better diagnose and treat patients. The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age Icon Health Publications This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process.
However, it is important for healthcare providers to understand high consequence viruses, like Lassa fever, so they can appropriately diagnose and care for their patients.
This video, the first in a two-part training series on Lassa fever, provides an overview, describing the epidemiology and clinical presentation of the virus. Following an incubation period of 7–14 days, onset is typically insidious. As the disease progresses, patients usually develop pharyngitis, which is often purulent and accompanied by headache, fever, myalgia, back or abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Despite severe prostration most patients recover by: The overall death rate from Lassa fever is around 1%.4 5 Among hospitalised patients, the case fatality rate has been quoted as between 15% and 70%, with higher numbers reported during large outbreaks (50%)5 or in patients presenting to a Lassa fever hospital with a positive Lassa virus antigen test (%).7 Death usually occurs within 14 days of onset in fatal cases.
Lassa fever is a unique viral hemorrhagic fever that is endemic in parts of West Africa, primarily Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria. The disease is caused by the Lassa virus, an Old World arenavirus that has as primary reservoir host the multimammate rodent Mastomys nataliensis, which lives in association with humans.
Recent estimates Author: Anise N Happi, Christian T Happi, Christian T Happi, Randal J Schoepp. This book was very fascinating and real to me because I lived in Nigeria at the time when Lassa Fever was prevalent.
Many of the characters in this book I knew personally. I was shocked when the news came to our mission station that Dr. Jeannette Troup, one of the main characters in FEVER, had died from this awful virus/5(8).
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, recently announced that 15 states have been hit by an outbreak of Lassa fever, with laboratory-confirmed cases, three probable cases and 31 deaths.
Lassa fever: A Clinical and Epidemiological Review. caused by the Lassa virus and first reported in Lassa town, Borno State, Nigeria in hospitalised Lassa fever patients in : Dimie Ogoina. Care and treatment The social sciences give us insights into health seeking behaviours and the organisation of care and treatment in clinical, informal and domestic settings.
Social science research on Lassa fever care is relatively limited, although a number of studies are emerging following the Nigerian epidemic. The clinical spectrum of Lassa fever is described and discussed in terms of the possible pathophysiological events involved. Early diagnosis is essential to permit prompt isolation of the potentially infectious patient.
Lassa fever may be suspected on clinical grounds, but specific early diagnosis depends upon isolation of the by: The Nigerian government has released the statement below on the treatment of Lassa fever.
The disease has caused over deaths in the past three months across several states. Lassa fever is an illness caused by Lassa virus, a single-stranded RNA hemorrhagic fever virus from the family Arenaviridae. It is an acute febrile viral illness lasting one to four weeks, and it. Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus.
Many of those infected by the virus do not develop symptoms. When symptoms occur they typically include fever, weakness, headaches, vomiting, and muscle pains. Less commonly there may be bleeding from the mouth or gastrointestinal : Lassa virus. Lassa fever or Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF) is a fever caused by the Lassa virus.
It is common in West in 80 people who get Lassa fever will die. Some cases are severe and require going to a cases have a death rate of 1 in 5. While approximately 15%% of patients hospitalized for Lassa fever die from the illness, only 1% of all lassa virus infections result in death.
Nosocomial transmission of Lassa fever in healthcare facilities represent a significant burden on the healthcare system [ 5 ].Cited by: 2. An acute zoonotic viral haemorrhagic fever endemic to West Africa. It is caused by infection with the Lassa virus, a single-stranded RNA virus that belongs to the Arenaviridae family of viruses (genus: Mammarenavirus).The natural reservoir is the multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis), a rodent found commonly in rural areas of tropical Africa that often colonises in or around human homes where.
This book tracks the discovery of the Lassa fever virus all the way through identification of its host and several outbreaks. The novel it's very complete in showing the progress of the virus in its victims, as well as the process of like indication in the laboratory/5.
Lassa virus remains an important cause of illness in West Africa and among the travelers returning from this region with an acute febrile illness. The symptoms of Lassa fever can be nonspecific and mimic those of other endemic infections, especially early in illness, making a clinical diagnosis difficult; therefore, laboratory testing is needed to confirm the by: Abstract.
The history of recognized human arenavirus infection in Africa began in with the mysterious death of two medical missionaries and the near-fatal illness of a third (Frame et al. ).An arenavirus was isolated from two of these patients and given the name of Lassa virus after the town of Lassa, Nigeria, where the disease, known as Lassa fever, occurred (Buckley et al.
).Cited by: Lassa virus is one of more than 25 causative viruses of viral hemorrhagic fever (), an acute systemic illness classically involving fever, a constellation of initially non-specific signs and symptoms, and a propensity for bleeding and shock.
1 Unlike many viral hemorrhagic fevers, LF is not a rare disease that emerges only in outbreak first discovery in Nigeria init was.