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 form of hemorrhagic fever endemic to West Africa that is caused by an arenavirus transmitted by a species of rat and is characterized by fever, headache, gastrointestinal symptoms, and bleeding from the gums, and can result in deafness.
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.