Publication - A Historical Look at the First Reported Cases of Lassa Fever: IgG Antibodies 40 Years After Acute Infection.

VHFC scientists were able to locate three persons who worked in Nigeria dating back to the 1940s, two of whom were integrally involved in the early outbreaks and investigations of Lassa fever in the late 1960s, including the person from whom Lassa virus was first isolated. In an article published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, VHFC members briefly recount the fascinating stories of these three pioneers and their important contribution to our understanding of Lassa fever.

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An interview with Penny Pinneo, best known for being the first confirmed case of Lassa fever, can be viewed on Vimeo.

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