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Euro Surveill. 2009 Feb 12;14(6). pii: 19117.

A fatal case of Lassa fever in London, January 2009.

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European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden.

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  • Euro Surveill. 2009;14(11):pii/19155.


In January 2009, the eleventh [corrected] case of Lassa fever imported to the United Kingdom was diagnosed in London. Risk assessment of 328 healthcare contacts with potential direct exposure to Lassa virus - through contact with the case or exposure to bodily fluids - was undertaken. No contacts were assessed to be at high risk of infection and no secondary clinical cases identified.

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