UK Lassa Fever Case

A patient is being treated for Lassa fever at the high security infectious diseases unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. The Health Protection Agency say this is an isolated case in a traveller who returned to the UK from Nigeria. They are trying to identify nurses and doctors at two other hospitals who cared for the man before the disease was identified. Lassa fever is spread through direct contact with body fluids.

A patient is being treated for Lassa fever at the high security infectious diseases unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. The Health Protection Agency say this is an isolated case in a traveller who returned to the UK from Nigeria. They are trying to identify nurses and doctors at two other hospitals who cared for the man before the disease was identified. Lassa fever is spread through direct contact with body fluids.

BBC News

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