Explained: What is Lassa fever, and what are its symptoms

One of the three persons diagnosed with Lassa fever in the UK has died on February 11. The cases have been linked to travel to west African countries. The Lassa virus is named after a town in Nigeria where the first cases were discovered.

The death rate associated with this disease is low, at around one per cent. But the death rate is higher for certain individuals, such as pregnant women in…

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