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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006

Dispatch

Historical Lassa Fever Reports and 30-year Clinical Update

Abe M. Macher*Comments to Author  and Martin S. Wolfe†‡§
Author affiliations: *US Public Health Service (retired), Bethesda, Maryland, USA; †Travelers Medical Service of Washington, Washington, DC, USA; ‡George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA; §Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA

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Table A1

Patients with imported Lassa fever, worldwide, 1969–2004

Year of import From To Occupation Clinical outcome Reference
1969 Nigeria United States Nurse Survived (10)
1971 Sierra Leone United Kingdom Nurse Survived (11)
1971 Sierra Leone United Kingdom Physician Survived (11)
1972 Sierra Leone United Kingdom Nurse Survived (12)
1974 Nigeria Germany Physician Survived (13)
1975 Nigeria United Kingdom Physician Died (13)
1975 Sierra Leone United States Aid worker Survived
1976 Sierra Leone United States Aid worker Survived (14)
1976 Nigeria United Kingdom Engineer Survived (15)
1980 Upper Volta Netherlands Aid worker Survived (16)
1981 Nigeria United Kingdom Teacher Survived (17)
1982 Nigeria United Kingdom Diplomat Survived (18)
1984 Sierra Leone United Kingdom Geologist Survived (19)
1985 Sierra Leone United Kingdom Nurse Survived (20)
1987 Sierra Leone/Liberia Israel Engineer Survived (21)
1987 Sierra Leone Japan Engineer Survived (22)
1989 Nigeria Canada Agricultural specialist Survived (23)
1989 Nigeria United States Engineer Died (24)
2000 Cotê d'Ivoire/Burkina Faso/Ghana Germany Student Died (25)
2000 Sierra Leone United Kingdom Peacekeeper Died (25)
2000 Nigeria Germany Unknown Died (25)
2000 Sierra Leone Netherlands Physician Died (25)
2003 Sierra Leone United Kingdom Peacekeeper Survived (26)
2004 Sierra Leone/Liberia United States Businessman Died (27)

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1Portions of this patient's clinical signs and symptoms were originally published in Zweighaft et al. (2).

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