Causes of Lassa Fever: Signs and Symptoms of Lassa Fever

LASSA FEVER
LASSA FEVER

LASSA FEVER

Lassa Fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease caused by the Lassa virus. It is a viral disease that is being spread by rats. It mainly affects people in parts of West Africa.

CAUSES OF LASSA FEVER

1. Lassa Fever is caused by a virus called Lassa virus transmitted from Mastomys rats to humans primarily through food or items contaminated with the rats faeces or urine.

2. Human-to-human transmission can also occur to a lesser extent in instances of direct contact with fluids, blood, and secretions of infected individuals.

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LASSA FEVER SYMPTOMS/SYMPTOMS OF LASSA FEVER

PHASE 1 – Fatigue, General Weakness, Fever

PHASE 2 – Headache, Sore throat, Vomiting, Diarrhea

PHASE 3 – Facial Swelling, Bleeding tendencies, (from the mouth, nose, vagina, or gastrointestinal tract and low blood pressure)

Other Symptoms include, malaise, fever, cough, nausea, myalgia and hearing loss.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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