Lassa fever virus

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Ebola Virus in 3D

Scientists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the US have developed a point-of-care test for both the Lassa virus and Ebola virus that is accurate, fast, and cheap.The test is based on SHERLOCK a new diagnostic that uses CRISPR technology to detect genetic fingerprints that indicate the presence of pathogens in a sample. The test can be done in any environment with minimal equipment powered with solar panels or a small generator.


Content Source: Quartz Africa

Content Author: Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu

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This document offers an overview of arenaviruses.

Content Source: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

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A fact sheet for Lassa fever.

Content Source: World Health Organization (WHO)