This virus is a person to person virus especially in an hospital environment and can be very bad

This virus is a person to person virus especially in an hospital environment and can be very bad. The incubation period of Lassa fever can last from 7-21 days. When you get the virus you start feeling very uncomfortable and have general weakness. After a few days you will start having headaches, sore throat, muscle pain, vomiting, and cough. The antiviral drug ribavirin seems to be effective against the Lassa fever. You can get this disease from a Mastomys rat. There are so many rats because rats love to be in the heat and even huddle in their nests when they are born. They keep growing and have lots of babies because they can be out in the fields when it is really warm and then move to the towns when there is not so much harvesting or planting going on in the fields. When they run out of food, they tend to go looking for it and where there are people, there is usually food. The human race keeps growing as well and is starting to really move into the rural areas where these rats live naturally. With this many people being in the area, the rats will tend to move in where there is warmth and food. This is how the rats get the Lassa fever into the towns and make it spread. There are more rats that happen to have the virus in the areas where there are people and then the people get it by eating the rats or eating something the rat has urinated on or has left his fecal matter on. The number of cases is going up because the interaction between infected rodents and people are on the rise as well. You could try to kill all the rats, but then other animals that eat the rats would run out of food and you could possibly upset the ecosystem. I believe that there would always be rats to carry the disease and if you tried to kill them all, you would end up killing some people too, and that would be horrible. People become infected from the Mastomy rats by ingesting something that the rats have come in contact with and left their urine or feces behind. The virus is spread to the human, then it takes about three weeks for you to get the actual Lassa fever. There are several cases of patients or other nurses who are trying to help the affected people with the virus actually catching the virus as well. Lots of people used to die from the disease, especially pregnant women and the children they are having are also either dead or dying. It is possible for you to get the disease if someone who is infected and has the actual virus then spits or sneezes or you
ingest any bodily fluid of theirs. It can stay in a living status for quite some time in certain body fluids. They have seen this disease in several other equatorial African countries, but none as bad as Nigeria. No cases have been brought to the United States yet. People who already have a low defense in their immune systems and pregnant women are the most easily affected people to the virus. For them it is very deadly. For other people, they can be bleeding out of every orifice in their body and there is no known cure for this virus. The diagnosis for the disease is a hard one for doctors to figure out properly. Generic symptoms as well as conditions similar to malaria or typhoid make it especially difficult to diagnose. Some people in fact have no symptoms at all, but the ones that do have them, they are aches, fever, vomiting and being tired all the time. Interestingly, about 25% of all the survivors of this disease became deaf after they are better. About half of those will get their hearing back, but the other half are only listening to the sounds of silence. There are some diagnostic tests that can be done, but they don’t work all the time and are expensive. Scientists are working on making better versions of the vaccines, but as in most third world countries, they don’t have a lot of money and depend on countries like the United States for help in doing it. The Center for Disease Control has a fact sheet on their website that gives a lot of information about the virus so you don’t have to go all over the place to find it. They also have links you can visit to learn more about the virus and the research going on currently in an effort to help slow down the spread of the virus or even getting rid of it completely. Lassa fever is a very complicated virus that is hard to diagnose, treat an cure. Doctors and scientists are doing their best to help control the spread of the disease by creating vaccines and cures for it. Health care workers must protect themselves or they too will get this disease and could die from it. Keeping the rat population controlled and out of their food supply is probably the best control for keeping the virus out of peoples living areas and towns. Hopefully, they will soon find a solution to help end this type of virus and find a cure.

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