Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako is the Director General
of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, Lagos. Salako in
this exclusive interview with The Guardian said NIMR has capacity to diagnose,
sequence and contain coronavirus. Nigeria has capacity to diagnose, contain coronavirus
LASSA FEVER FAQ
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Lassa fever Healthcare Worker Advisory:
Everything you need to know about Lassa fever: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306886
Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) caused by the Lassa virus. The natural reservoir for the virus is the Mastomys natalensis rodent (commonly known as the multimammate rat). Other rodents have also been identified who carry the virus.
Lassa fever remains a major public health challenge in West Africa with Nigeria bearing the highest burden. Lassa fever occurs throughout the year but more cases are recorded during the dry season i.e. November through May.