Fraction of infections that result in moderate to severe disease

Range ~20 %
Organism Lassa virus
Reference Prescott JB et al., Immunobiology of Ebola and Lassa virus infections. Nat Rev Immunol. 2017 Mar17(3):195-207. doi: 10.1038/nri.2016.138 p.196 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID28111475
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Comments P.196 right column 3rd paragraph: "The majority of LASV [Lassa virus] infections are asymptomatic or mild in nature [refs 20, 21, 22]. It is generally thought that approximately 20% of infections result in moderate to severe disease, which can be associated with haemorrhagic manifestations and multi-organ failure [primary sources]."
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