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A lot is happening around us at the moment with respect to Lassa fever; hence this is an opportunity to find out what it is. LASSA FEVER is an infective illness caused by the Lassa virus. It is actually a viral haemorrhagic illness because it causes bleeding (haemorrhage). It was named after the town  LASSA in Borno state, Nigeria, where it was first discovered in 1969. The host is a rodent, a multimammate rat, Mastomys natalensis. Interestingly, the rodents do not show any symptoms, they only harbor it and pass

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