Lassa fever

noun Las·sa fever \ ˈla-sə- \

Definition of Lassa fever

: a disease especially of Africa that is caused by an arenavirus (species Lassa virus of the genus Arenavirus) and is characterized by a high fever, headaches, mouth ulcers, muscle aches, small hemorrhages under the skin, heart and kidney failure, and a high mortality rate

Origin and Etymology of lassa fever

Lassa, village in Nigeria


Medical Dictionary

Lassa fever

noun Las·sa fever \ ˌlas-ə- \

medical Definition of Lassa fever

: a disease especially of Africa that is caused by the Lassa virus and is characterized by a high fever, headaches, mouth ulcers, muscle aches, small hemorrhages under the skin, heart and kidney failure, and a high mortality rate

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