Lassa fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
For 2019, two imported cases of Lassa fever were reported in the Netherlands. No further cases of Lassa fever or other viral haemorrhagic fevers caused by arenaviruses were reported in the EU/EEA in 2019.
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Lassa fever is an acute viral illness, transmitted to humans by rodents. It occurs in West Africa, mainly in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea. Primary transmission can be prevented by avoiding contact with Mastomys rodents, especially in regions where outbreaks occur.Read more
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