Centers for Disease Control volume number pages - edition
Centers for Disease Control
File/Media/CDC 2001 www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mn
disease transmission; Guinea; human health; Lassa fever; Liberia; rodent; Sierra Leone; West Africa
Fact sheet on Lassa Fever from the Centers for Disease Control. The reservoir for this viral infection is the multimammate rat (Mastomys natelensis) which is sometimes consumed by humans in Africa increasing their risk of exposure to the illness.