After Ebola, another fever wreaks havoc

After Ebola, another fever wreaks havoc

Benin, Nigeria, Liberia affected …

par Elysée Yao | Publié le 27/11/2014 à 6:15 | source : Soir info

After Ebola, another violent haemorrhagic fever is doing about her. Dubbed the “Lassa fever”, she made her first victim in Benin, in the country of Yayi Boni.

According to information gathered on social networks, the first carrier this highly dangerous virus is a child of 12 months. The doctor who received the kid for medical care to died after being contaminated.

As explained experts, Lassa fever is caused by a arenaviruses named Lassa virus. Close this disease fever virus Ebola, was discovered for the first time in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria. Fever also takes its name from this city.

The infection is spread by a peri-domestic rodents (little mouse). a many of these rodents live near or within the
homes. The virus is spread through contact with urine or feces this animal. Lassa fever is considered a scourge in
West Africa, a place where she is responsible for epidemics fatal when it affects fragile individuals.

The disease has been observed in several countries including Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Benin. In the latter, nine (9) people have died after being infected. It is well to note that the Lassa fever is often exported outside the borders where it occurs as Ebola.

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