Accession Number:

ADA224131

Title:

Lassa Fever Immune Plasma

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1989

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK COLL OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

During the year the Field Investigator, Mr. J.E. Yalley-Ogunro, emigrated to the United States at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, he isolated Lassa virus LV from 85 patients whose specimens has been accumulating there over an 18 month period. In this absence from Liberia the Clinical Investigator, Dr. Andrew Cole, assumed many of Mr. Yalley-Ogunros responsibilities. However, serological testing for LV antibodies by the indirect fluorescent antibody test was suspended the technologist chosen to perform this test proved to be personally unreliable, and was dismissed. The loss of another technologist, that a Phebe Hospital PH, coincided with a marked increase in the number of Lassa Fever cases in the institution, and resulted in state of disarray in the program there. Keywords Lassa fever, Lassa virus, Plasma, Human, Immunotherapy, Liberia.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE