Lassa fever is an infectious disease that belongs to the group of hemorrhagic fevers and is caused by a Lassa virus. It is highly contagious and distinguishes by gradual development, severe intoxication, hemorrhagic syndrome and liver damage. The disease is widely spread in some countries of Western and Central Africa.
Fever The disease begins with a sharp rise of temperature to 38-40 degrees. Virus particles enter the blood flow and interact with lymphocytes. Lymphocytes release substances that serve as a signal to the hypothalamus (part of the brain) to increase a body temperature. Fever is a mechanism that helps to create unfavorable conditions for the […]