Imported Lassa Fever, Pennsylvania, USA, 2010

Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2010;16(10):1598-1600 DOI 10.3201/eid1610.100774


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Journal Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases

ISSN: 1080-6040 (Print); 1080-6059 (Online)

Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Infectious and parasitic diseases

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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Valerianna Amorosa

Adam MacNeil

Ryan McConnell

Ami Patel

Katherine E. Dillon

Keith Hamilton

Bobbie Rae Erickson

Shelley Campbell

Barbara Knust

Deborah L. Cannon

David M. Miller

Craig Manning

Pierre E. Rollin

Stuart T. Nichol


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Abstract | Full Text

We report a case of Lassa fever in a US traveler who visited rural Liberia, became ill while in country, sought medical care upon return to the United States, and subsequently had his illness laboratory confirmed. The patient recovered with supportive therapy. No secondary cases occurred.