The Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation of Lassa Fever: Information for Medical Providers

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The Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation of Lassa Fever: Information for Medical Providers

Description

Learn to Identify Lassa Fever

While viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs), like Lassa fever, are very serious, they are not common in the U.S. However, it is important for healthcare providers to understand high consequence viruses, like Lassa fever, so they can appropriately diagnose and care for their patients. This video, the first in a two-part training series on Lassa fever, provides an overview, describing the epidemiology and clinical presentation of the virus.

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Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2019-01-31

Objectives

What you will learn

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Describe at least two risk factors of Lassa fever.
  • Name at least two countries where Lassa fever is endemic.
  • Describe at least five signs or symptoms of Lassa fever.
  • Describe the implications of Lassa fever infection on pregnant women.
  • Describe the clinical syndrome associated with Lassa fever in children.
  • Describe my role, responsibilities, and scope of practice as a team member when diagnosing Lassa fever.

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https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/lassa/resources/index.html