Lassa Fever Immune Plasma
Annual rept. 1 Jul 1989-31 Aug 1990; Final Rept. 1 Jul 1985-31 Aug 1990
COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK COLL OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Pagination or Media Count:
During the life Contract DAMD17-85-C-5189 870 units of Lassa Fever Immune Plasma LFIP were obtained by plasmapheresis 482 units were forwarded to the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases USAMRIID. Because of a breakdown in communications accompanying an insurgency in that country, no information about plasmapheresis in late 1989 and early 1990 is available. Before June 1989, Lassa fever LF was diagnosed in 198 patients with fever, 144 by virus isolation, at the Curran Lutheran Hospital CLH and PHEBE Hospital PH in Liberia. Possible Lassa Fever PLF was diagnosed in another 38 patients in these hospitals because of high-titer Lassa virus antibody levels in patients with single serum specimens. One case of LF and two of PLF were found in patients in three other smaller hospitals.
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