Picture of a Doctor Examining a Lassa Fever Patient in the Segbwema, Sierra Leone Clinic #6297


#6297 Picture of a Doctor Examining a Lassa Fever Patient in the Segbwema, Sierra Leone Clinic by KAPD
This 1977 picture depicts Dr. Sandy as he examines a Lassa fever patient in the Segbwema, Sierra Leone clinic.

About 15%-20% of patients hospitalized for Lassa fever die from the illness. However, overall only about 1% infected result in death. The death rates are highest for women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, and 95% mortality for their fetuses.

This image was created in 1977 and provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [0004-0702-2123-1351] by 0004

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