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Increasing Lassa Fever cases in West Africa causing concern endemic_zoneNews

Increasing Lassa Fever cases in West Africa causing concern

The drastic increase in Lassa Fever cases is causing significant health concerns in West Africa. In a recent article published by Science, CViSB scientists and collaborators investigate the concerning rise of this disease. Researchers are racing to understand the factors behind this alarming surge and develop strategies to combat this public health threat. Link to Science article
Michelle McGraw
February 26, 2024
NIAID funds new partner center creidAwardsPress Release

NIAID funds new partner center

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to protect the world from microbial threats, whenever and wherever they emerge. With a new $8.9 million grant, several CViSB investigators are partnering with peers in the United States and West Africa, a region of the world where infectious diseases are a high burden on public health. Together, we will seek…
Kristian Andersen
August 27, 2020
Rapid diagnosis of Lassa lassa_rdtPublication

Rapid diagnosis of Lassa

A new study from VHFC researchers provide validation for a new rapid diagnostic test for Lassa fever. It is difficult to distinguish febrile illnesses that are common in West Africa from Lassa fever based solely on a patient’s clinical presentation. In this study, the field performance of recombinant antigen-based Lassa fever immunoassays was compared to that of quantitative polymerase chain…
Kristian Andersen
April 12, 2018