After Corona, another virus Lassa fever created a stir, know where the first case was found

The infection rate of the corona epidemic from the country and the world has just started decreasing, due to which people’s lives are getting back on track, in the meantime there is a threat of another virus in the countries of South Africa.

LASSA FEVER

The infection rate of the corona epidemic from the country and the world has just started decreasing, due to which people’s lives are getting back on track, in the meantime, the danger of another virus is being seen in the countries of South Africa.

After Corona, another virus Lassa created a stir, know where the first case was found
After Corona, another virus Lassa created a stir, know where the first case was found

 Actually, the first case of this virus has been found at a place called Lasa in Nigeria. Because of which it has been named Lasa. Fresh cases related to this disease are coming from Britain. Where three cases of Lassa fever were stirred up, out of which one patient also died. Symptoms of this fever usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks.

Know what are the symptoms, who is at risk of it

The special thing related to this Lassa disease, which originated from a place called Lasa in Nigeria, is that the mortality rate in it is very low, about one percent. But in some places the death rate has been found to be high. Pregnant women are especially at higher risk from this disease. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, about 80 percent of Lassa disease cases are asymptomatic, making the disease difficult to diagnose and treat.

At the same time, some patients associated with this disease need to be admitted to the hospital. Fifteen percent of the patients admitted to the hospital are expected to die. Usually symptoms of mild fever, fatigue, headache and weakness are being found in this disease. While severe symptoms include bleeding, vomiting, swelling on the face, abdominal pain and difficulty in breathing.

Lass fever first case

Know how Lassa fever infection spreads in humans The first case of Lassa fever has been found in West Africa. Let us tell you that the first Lasa patient was found in 1969 in Nigeria. At that time, the disease was detected in Nigeria after the death of two nurses. The virus is mainly found in the countries of West Africa including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Actually, Lassa infection spreads through rats. This infection spreads to humans by coming in contact with food or household items contaminated with the feces or urine of a rat infected with this disease. After this the disease can be spread from person to person through contact with the fluid coming out of the nose or mouth of an infected patient. However, till now there has been no sign of anyone getting infected in this disease by hugging, shaking hands or sitting near the infected person.