Lassa Fever Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

What is Lassa Fever? What Condition Type?

Infectious/Viral Disease

Also Known As:

Lassa Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
Lassa Viral Haemorrhagic Fever

Causes of Lassa Fever

Virus

Lassa Fever Symptoms

Sensitivity to Loud Noises
Elevated Blood Pressure (Found in Some Cases)
Difficulty Swallowing
Constipation
Pain - Stomach
Diarrhea (Blood)
Vomiting Blood
Nausea
Decreased Blood Pressure (Found in Some Cases)
Elevated Heart Rate
Fatigue
Shortness of Breath
Pain - Chest
Fever
Pain - Muscles
Painful Breathing
Soreness - Throat
Stiffness - Neck
Seizures
Sensitivity to Light
Hearing Loss
Headaches
Confusion

Found In

Women
Men
Children

Contagious

Yes - Animals

Treatment

Medication

Prevention

Proper Food Preparation
Personal Hygiene

Prognosis

Full Recovery Expected With Early Treatment
Fatality Rate 1%

Specialist

Infectious Diseases Specialist

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