Lassa feverLas·sa fever
an acute viral disease endemic to W Africa, characterized by high fever and inflammation of various body parts
Origin of Lassa feverafter Lassa, village in eastern; English Nigeria, where first detected
An acute, often fatal viral disease endemic to West Africa and characterized by high fever, headache, ulcers of the mucous membranes, and disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract.
Origin of Lassa feverAfter Lassa, a village of northeast Nigeria.
- (pathology) An acute, and often fatal, viral infection endemic to West Africa. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, muscle aches, a skin rash, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, ulcers, heart and kidney failure.