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Lassa Fever in post-conflict sierra leone.

Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsShaffer, JG, Grant DS, Schieffelin JS, Boisen ML, Goba A., Hartnett JN, Levy DC, Yenni RE, Moses LM, Fullah M., Momoh M., Fonnie M., Fonnie R., Kanneh L., Koroma VJ, Kargbo K., Ottomassathien D., Muncy IJ, Jones AB, Illick MM, Kulakosky PC, Haislip AM, Bishop CM, Elliot DH, Brown BL, Zhu H., Hastie KM, Andersen KG, Gire SK, Tabrizi S., Tariyal R., Stremlau M., Matschiner A., Sampey DB, Spence JS, Cross RW, Geisbert JB, Folarin OA, Happi CT, Pitts KR, Geske FJ, Geisbert TW, Saphire EO, Robinson JE, Wilson RB, Sabeti PC, Henderson LA, Khan SH, Bausch DG, Branco LM, Garry RF, and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium
AbstractLassa fever (LF), an often-fatal hemorrhagic disease caused by Lassa virus (LASV), is a major public health threat in West Africa. When the violent civil conflict in Sierra Leone (1991 to 2002) ended, an international consortium assisted in restoration of the LF program at Kenema Government Hospital (KGH) in an area with the world's highest incidence of the disease.
Year of Publication2014
JournalPLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume8
Issue3
Pagese2748
Date Published (YYYY/MM/DD)2014/03/01
ISSN Number1935-2727
DOI10.1371/journal.pntd.0002748
PubMedhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24651047?dopt=Abstract