diagnostics for lassa fever virus: a genetically diverse pathogen found in low-resource settings.lassa fever virus (lasv) causes acute viral haemorrhagic fever with symptoms similar to those seen with ebola virus infections. lasv is endemic to west africa and is transmitted through contact with excretions of infected mastomys natalensis rodents and other rodent species. due to a high fatality rate, lack of treatment options and difficulties with prevention and control, lasv is one of the high-priority pathogens included in the who r&d blueprint. the who lasv vaccine strategy relies on avail ...201930899575
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