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Time to reconsider the role of ribavirin in Lassa fever

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Ribavirin is the only available Lassa fever treatment. The rationale for using ribavirin is based on one clinical study conducted in the early 1980s. However, reanalysis of previous unpublished data reveals that ribavirin may actually be harmful in some Lassa fever patients. An urgent reevaluation of ribavirin is therefore needed.
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Published
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10.1371/journal.pntd.0009522

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0000-0003-3139-3321
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0000-0002-6162-4146
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0000-0002-6110-014X
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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NDM
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Tropical Medicine
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0000-0003-1426-3680
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0000-0001-8496-6053
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
7
Article number:
e0009522
Publication date:
2021-07-08
Acceptance date:
2021-06-03
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pubs id:
1185685
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pubs:1185685
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English
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