Volume 20, Number 7—July 2014
Undiagnosed Acute Viral Febrile Illnesses, Sierra Leone
|Major criteria||Minor criteria|
|Known exposure to person with suspected Lassa fever||General myalgia or arthralgia|
|Abnormal bleeding (from mouth, nose, rectum, or vagina)||Headache|
|Edema of the neck and/or face||Sore throat|
|Conjunctivitis or subconjunctival hemorrhage||Vomiting|
|Spontaneous abortion||Abdominal pain/tenderness|
|Petechial or hemorrhagic rash||Retrosternal pain|
|Onset of tinnitus or altered hearing||Cough|
|Elevated liver transaminases (aspartate aminotransferase higher than alanine aminotransferase)||Profuse weakness Proteinuria Leukopenia (leukocytes <4,000 μL)|
*To be tested for suspected Lassa fever, a patient had to have a fever >38°C and not respond to appropriate antimalarial and antimicrobial drug treatment within 72 h.
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