Lassa fever definition

  • noun:
    • an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and infection and muscular aches and difficulty swallowing; may be used as a bioweapon
    • An acute, and sometimes deadly, viral illness endemic to West Africa. Observable symptoms include fever, sore throat, muscle mass aches, a skin rash, frustration, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhoea, ulcers, heart and renal failure.
    • An acute, usually fatal viral infection endemic to western Africa and described as high fever, hassle, ulcers for the mucous membranes, and disturbances associated with the intestinal region.

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