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PLoS neglected tropical diseases DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002748

Lassa Fever in post-conflict sierra leone.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
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, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, C
JournalPLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume8
Issue3
Pagese2748
Date Published2014/03/01
ISSN1935-2727
Abstract

Lassa 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.

URLhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002748
DOI10.1371/journal.pntd.0002748
Pubmed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24651047?dopt=Abstract