Researchers uncover genetic factors for severe Lassa fever
New findings from an international collaboration pave the way for studies of highly infectious diseases in Africa such as Ebola.
This work was supported in part by the National Institute of Health, the German Research Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Kotliar DK, Raju S, Tabrizi S, Odia I, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies human genetic variants associated with fatal outcome from Lassa fever. Nature Microbiology. Online February 7, 2024. DOI: 10.1038/s41564-023-01589-3.