Lassa fever and the politics of an emerging disease: The scope for One Health
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Type of Publication||Working Paper|
This paper explores the politics of knowledge and disease control for Lassa fever, a zoonotic viral haemorrhagic fever which is endemic in parts of West Africa. The Lassa virus has been classified as a 'Category A' pathogen, meaning it is considered to be one of the worlds most dangerous organisms and a potential bioweapon. Unusually for a Category A pathogen it also causes endemic human disease with public health implications.