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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 peri...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pntd.0000388

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Institution:
University of Antwerp
Department:
Evolutionary Ecology Group
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
Oxford college:
Green College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology

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Institution:
University of Texas
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Editor
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
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Article: e388
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1935-2735
URN:
uuid:82e0efd3-f192-432f-837d-9e97da0be6e7
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ora:2768

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