Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lassa Fever Prevention

Prevention of arenavirus infection includes:

  • Avoid regions where arenavirus infections occur.
    • Arenaviruses are most common in South America.
  • Avoid contact with rodents, which carry the virus.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lassa Fever References
  1. Charrel RN, de Lamballerie X. Arenaviruses other than Lassa virus. Antiviral Res. 2003 Jan;57(1-2):89-100. [12615305]
  2. Damonte EB, Coto CE. Treatment of arenavirus infections: from basic studies to the challenge of antiviral therapy. Adv Virus Res. 2002;58:125-55. [12205778]
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