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Demanding of Lassa Fever: Reducing its Risk as an Infectious Disease

Version 1 : Received: 16 July 2020 / Approved: 17 July 2020 / Online: 17 July 2020 (15:19:59 CEST)

How to cite: Aborode, A.T.; Adesewa, V.A.; Ayomide, O.E.; Olarenwaju, S.O. Demanding of Lassa Fever: Reducing its Risk as an Infectious Disease. Preprints 2020, 2020070389 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0389.v1). Aborode, A.T.; Adesewa, V.A.; Ayomide, O.E.; Olarenwaju, S.O. Demanding of Lassa Fever: Reducing its Risk as an Infectious Disease. Preprints 2020, 2020070389 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0389.v1).

Abstract

In recent years, Lassa fever has been announced as an infectious disease in the world, a few imported cases have been accounted for in various pieces of the world and there are developing worries of the possibilities of Lassa fever Virus as an organic weapon. Regardless of its assaulting impact, no substantial arrangement has been created to reduce the hazard of the ailment, about a large portion of 10 years after identifying it. A Review based on the documents from the literature search on PubMed, Scopus, Goggle Scholar and Science direct. Out of these, the final 16 articles that met the criteria were selected. Relevant information on epidemiology, the burden of management and control were obtained. Timely and effective containment of the Lassa fever disease in Lassa village four decades ago could have minimized the devastating effect and threats posed by this illness in the West African sub-region and indeed the entire globe. That was a hard lesson calling for much more proactive measures towards the eradication of the illness at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care. Hence, the paper is aimed at appraising the threats associated with Lassa fever disease; its demands on curtailing the menace of the epidemic, and recommendations on important focal points.

Subject Areas

Lassa Fever; Virus; Infectious Disease; Hazard; West Africa; Health Care; Epidemiology; Epidemic; Measures; Burden; Management

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