Detection of lassa virus, mali

David Safronetz, Job E. Lopez, Nafomon Sogoba, Sékou F. Traore', Sandra J. Raffel, Elizabeth R. Fischer, Hideki Ebihara, Luis Branco, Robert F. Garry, Tom G. Schwan, Heinz Feldmann

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Abstract

To determine whether Lassa virus was circulating in southern Mali, we tested samples from small mammals from 3 villages, including Soromba, where in 2009 a British citizen probably contracted a lethal Lassa virus infection. We report the isolation and genetic characterization of Lassa virus from an area previously unknown for Lassa fever.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1123-1126
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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