Definitions for "Lassa fever"
An acute, often fatal, viral disease characterized by high fever, ulcers of the mucous membranes, headaches, and disturbances of the gastrointestinal system. [Go to source
an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing; can be used as a bioweapon
an acute, highly fatal infectious disease caused by a virus occurring epidemically in parts of Africa, transmitted by the multimammate rat which sheds the virus in its urine. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, and fatal shock.