Lassa Fever

Hemorihagic Fever

Arenaviridae is the scientific name for Lassa fever

How the virus spreads

it spreads by animal feces (urine)

what type of host cell does it effect?

it effects every tissue human body (vascular system)

Lysogenic or lytic

Reproduces Lytically


1-3 weeks after diagnosed- Slight fever, general malaise and weekness, headache, hemorrphasing in gums and eyes.


West Africa(Nigeria)

LIke victim's(age/ethnicity)

Ages 22-42


A medicine called "Ribauirin"