Lassa Fever



Fever in a traveler returning from Africa. Should you worry?

  1. Blood transfusion in hemorrhagic shock
  2. Ebola infection
  3. Lassa Fever
  4. Persistence of Lassa Virus following treatment
  5. Ribavirin and pregnancy
  6. Ribavirin for the treatment of Lassa Fever
  7. Side effects of Ribavirin
  8. Universal precautions
  9. Viral cultures vs RT-PCR
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