The corona virus pandemic has taken away people mind from some other dangerous diseases that also kills and spread from person to person.
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The virus is called Lassa fever which also kills.
Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness induced with the aid of Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses.
Because it is a hemorrhagic virus, it can motive bleeding, though eight out of every 10 humans with the virus have no symptoms. If it impacts the liver, kidneys, or spleen, it can be fatal.
Humans usually emerge as contaminated with Lassa virus thru publicity to meals or family items contaminated with urine or faeces of infected Mastomys rats. The ailment is endemic in the rodent population in parts of West Africa.
Approximately 15%-20% of sufferers hospitalized for Lassa fever die from the illness. However, solely 1% of all Lassa virus infections end result in death. The demise rates for women in the 1/3 trimester of being pregnant are specifically high. Spontaneous abortion is a serious complication of contamination with an estimated 95% mortality in fetuses of contaminated pregnant mothers.
Lassa fever is recognized to be endemic in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Togo and Nigeria, however probable exists in different West African countries as well.
Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can additionally occur, specifically in fitness care settings in the absence of ample contamination prevention and control measures.
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