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Lassa virus

"Lassa virus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A species of ARENAVIRUS, part of the Old World Arenaviruses (ARENAVIRUSES, OLD WORLD), and the etiologic agent of LASSA FEVER. LASSA VIRUS is a common infective agent in humans in West Africa. Its natural host is the multimammate mouse Mastomys natalensis.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lassa virus" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lassa virus" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2012 and 2014
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