What is it about?

Lassa fever disease may present with neurological manifestations such as confusion, seizures, irrational behaviors, and coma in the late stages of the disease, but rarely in the early stage. We observed an unusual pattern between two outbreaks with different presentations. Early onset neurological manifestations were noted during the second outbreak, contrary to previous reports.

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Our findings showed that neurological manifestations can occur in the early stage of Lassa fever disease with associated high mortality rates.


This article gave me a great opportunity to collaborate with diverse authors and research groups with wonderful inspiration.

Nneka Marian Chika-Igwenyi
Ebonyi State University

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This page is a summary of: Early onset of neurological features differentiates two outbreaks of Lassa fever in Ebonyi state, Nigeria during 2017–2018, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, March 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009169.
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