Imported Lassa Fever case reported in Minnesota

April 4, 2014 8:13 PM

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Imported Lassa Fever case reported in Minnesota

The CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have confirmed a diagnosis of Lassa fever in a person returning to the United States from West Africa.

According to the MDH, on March 31, 2014, a man returning to Minnesota from West Africa was admitted to a hospital in Minnesota with fever and confusion. Blood samples submitted to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tested positive for Lassa fever on the evening of April 3.

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