Imported

Released on 11/07/2018

Key Learning Points

  • Ebola infection
  • Lassa Fever
  • Persistence of Lassa Virus following treatment
  • Ribavirin and pregnancy
  • Ribavirin for the treatment of Lassa Fever
  • Side effects of Ribavirin
  • Universal precautions
  • Viral cultures vs RT-PCR

References

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