Guinea Reports First Confirmed Case of Lassa Fever

(Bloomberg) -- Guinea’s government has reported one case of 35-year-old man with Lassa fever in the central town of Mamou, some 260-kilometers from the country’s capital of Conakry.

An investigative mission will be deployed to the region to support health authorities, the government said on Saturday in statement posted on the website of the National Health Security Agency. No other Lassa fever cases were reported.

Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness, transmitted to humans through contact with food or household items contaminated by infected rodents.

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