UK Lassa fever death highlights global threat of infectious diseases, experts say | Infectious diseases

The death of a newborn baby with Lassa fever in Luton is a grim reminder of the global threat posed by deadly infectious diseases. Three cases have been confirmed in England – the first time the acute viral illness normally only seen in west Africa has emerged in the UK for 13 years.

This weekend, officials from the UK Health Security Agency are closely monitoring hundreds of people…

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