Lassa fever

Authors Bausch, D.G.; Moses, L.M.; Goba, A.; Grant, D.S.; Khan, H.
Year of Publication 2012
Type of Publication Book Chapter
Open Access No


Viral hemorrhagic fevers have captured the imagination of the public and made their way into popular books and movies by virtue of their extreme virulence and mysterious origins. Since 2001, concerns have grown about the potential use of many hemorrhagic fever viruses as biological weapons. This has led to a resurgence in research to develop improved diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics - both for biodefense purposes and to treat naturally exposed persons.