Lassa fever is an infectious disease that belongs to the group of hemorrhagic fevers and is caused by a Lassa virus.
It is highly contagious and distinguishes by gradual development, severe intoxication, hemorrhagic syndrome and liver damage.
The disease is widely spread in some countries of Western and Central Africa.
The incubation period that lasts from the moment of infection until the first symptoms of the disease are 7-10 days on average but can be either shortened to 3 days or extended to 20 days.
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