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Contacts sought in Lassa fever case

26th January 2009

The Health Protection Agency has said the Royal Free Hospital in London is treating a 66-year old man who is suffering from Lassa fever. 

The disease is spread by contact with rat urine and droppings. Dr Dilys Morgan, a Lassa fever expert at the HPS. said: "This is an isolated case of Lassa fever in a traveller who has recently returned from Nigeria. It is important to stress that there is no risk to the general public from this patient."

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