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21 Possible Causes for Laboratory Technician, Lassa Fever, Patient Appears Acutely Ill

  • Marburg Virus Disease

    Summary A number of laboratory technicians and animal-house attendants at the Behringwerke in Marburg and the Paul-Ehrlich Institute in Frankfurt, in contact with monkeys,[doi.org] Lassa fever imported to England. Commun. Dis. Rep. CDR Wkly. 10 : 99. Anonymous. 2000. Lassa fever, imported case, Netherlands. Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec. 75 : 265.[doi.org] Equally important will be investment in the training of technicians.[doi.org]

  • Ebola Virus Disease

    A team of Liberian laboratory technicians were trained to conduct EVD diagnostics and the laboratory had capacity to test 64-100 blood specimens per day.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Indirect immunofluorescence for the diagnosis of Lassa fever infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On April 4, a hospital laboratory technician in Kikwit had onset of fever and bloody diarrhea. On April 10 and 11, he underwent surgery for a suspected perforated bowel.[cdc.gov]

  • Lassa Fever

    Symptoms of Lassa fever The incubation period of Lassa fever ranges from 6–21 days.[who.int] 2018 Lassa Fever – Nigeria 23 March 2018 Lassa Fever – Nigeria 1 March 2018 Lassa Fever – Nigeria 22 February 2018 Lassa Fever – Liberia 28 June 2017 Lassa Fever – Nigeria[who.int] Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Brazilian Hemorrhagic Fever

    The second patient was a laboratory technician in Brazil who probably acquired the virus through aerosol.[symptoma.com] ) Brazilian hemorrhagic fever (Sabia virus) Lassa fever Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever (Guanarito virus) Bunyavirus infection Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever Filovirus infection[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] However, symptoms ceased in the index case due to death, while the laboratory technician convalesced following this time period.[stanford.edu]

  • Viral Hepatitis

    Other viruses than can cause hepatitis include: Adenoviruses Arenaviruses: Guanarito virus, Junín virus, Lassa fever virus, Lujo virus, Machupo virus, and Sabiá virus Bunyaviruses[en.wikipedia.org] The virus first known to cause hepatitis was the yellow fever virus, a mosquito-borne flavivirus.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

    RESULTS: A total of 187 healthcare personnel (121 doctors, 31 nurses, 19 laboratory technicians and 16 janitors/orderlies) were interviewed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] rate for Lassa fever cases.[corgenix.com] Abstract Viral hemorrhagic fevers include Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Marburg disease and Lassa fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Leptospirosis

    A special recognition goes to the health professionals (especially nurses and laboratory technicians) of the Ministry of Health who assisted in the human study.[journals.plos.org] Much disease is sub-clinical or mild, but patients reaching medical attention usually have an acute febrile illness associated with one or more of chills, headache, myalgia[doi.org] Epidemiologic and Clinical Features of Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria, January 1–May 6, 2018.[cdc.gov]

  • Q Fever

    Culturing of C. burnetii in the laboratory is not feasible because of the particularly contagious potential of the organism in laboratory cultures to laboratory technicians[waddl.vetmed.wsu.edu] Seroconversion typically occurs 7–15 days after symptoms appear, and 90% of patients seroconvert by the third week of illness.[cdc.gov] Specific treatment with ribavirin has been used and is currently under investigation as a therapy for Lassa fever, hantavirus, Crimean-Congo, and Rift Valley fever.[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Argentinian Hemorrhagic Fever

    One well-documented case occurred in 1976 when a laboratory technician survived EVD after receiving 2 plasma transfusions combined with interferon injections [ 21 ].[doi.org] Visit: Arenavirus ; Lassa Fever ; Viral hemorrhagic fevers It is a severe illness whose symptoms resemble those of Korean Hemorrhagic Fever .[histopathology-india.net] See also Arenavirus, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever .[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Endemic Flea-Borne Typhus

    Epidemiologic and Clinical Features of Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria, January 1–May 6, 2018.[doi.org] Lassa fever (LF) is endemic to Nigeria, where the disease causes substantial rates of illness and death.[doi.org] Epidemiologic and Clinical Features of Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria, January 1–May 6, 2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019;25(6):1066-1074.[doi.org]

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