Dean Speaks on Lassa Fever Epidemic @ UNIZIK 94.1 FM

Speaking on Lassa fever epidemic @ UNIZIK 94.1 FM this am. For more than 50 years since the discovery of Lassa virus in Nigeria, no vaccine or drug is available for prevention or treatment. The drug currently used, ribavirin, is only effective when used early(within six days of development of symptoms). Laboratory diagnosis is only possible in five places throughout Nigeria. Treatment is possible in only three centers. Nigeria should invest more in finding a better cure for Lassa fever.

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