Global & Disaster Medicine

Health authorities in Liberia on Monday declared a health emergency following the outbreak of Lassa fever which has so far claimed 21 lives this year.


Lassa Fever distribution map.  Countries reporting endemic disease and substantial outbreaks are Guinea, Sierre Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.  Countries reporting few cases, periodic isolation of virus, or serologic evidence of Lassa virus infection are Mali, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

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