Advanced Vaccine Candidates for Lassa Fever 

Lassa virus is the most prominent human pathogen of the Arenaviridae and has the highest human impact of any of the viral hemorrhagic fevers (with the exception of Dengue Fever) with an estimated several hundred thousand infections annually, resulting in thousands of deaths in Western Africa. The sizeable disease burden, numerous imported cases of LF in non-endemic countries, and the possibility that LASV can be used as an agent of biological warfare make a strong case for vaccine development. 
Viruses 2012, 4(11), 2514-2557; doi:10.3390/v4112514 http://goo.gl/szWN5 
 
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