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Risk maps of Lassa fever in West Africa.

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BACKGROUND: Lassa fever is caused by a viral haemorrhagic arenavirus that affects two to three million people in West Africa, causing a mortality of between 5,000 and 10,000 each year. The natural reservoir of Lassa virus is the multi-mammate rat Mastomys natalensis, which lives in houses and surrounding fields. With the aim of gaining more information to control this disease, we here carry out a spatial analysis of Lassa fever data from human cases and infected rodent hosts covering the per...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
PLoS neglected tropical diseases More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
e388
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Language:
English
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pubs:210460
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uuid:06f6aca2-f200-43ea-829a-72adcb59fc70
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pubs:210460
Source identifiers:
210460
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2012-12-19

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