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13-04-2021

Lassa fever remains a neglected tropical disease, despite the virus being discovered more than 50 years ago in Nigeria. It is endemic in West Africa, but very little research has been conducted to date against this disease, for which there is no vaccine. Moreover, the recommended treatment, intravenous ribavirin, has many side effects and does […]

Lassa fever remains a neglected tropical disease, despite the virus being discovered more than 50 years ago in Nigeria. It is endemic in West Africa, but very little research has been conducted to date against this disease, for which there is no vaccine. Moreover, the recommended treatment, intravenous ribavirin, has many side effects and does not yet have strong evidence regarding its efficacy.