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The Lassa Ward

one man"s fight against one of the world"s deadliest diseases

by Ross Donaldson

  • 48 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Donaldson, Ross,
  • Lassa fever -- Sierra Leone,
  • Physicians -- Sierra Leone -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoss Donaldson.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC152.5 .D66 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22658264M
    ISBN 100312377002
    ISBN 109780312377007
    LC Control Number2008043923
    OCLC/WorldCa262885308

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Donaldson’s avowed attempt to bring Africa to the fore in Western minds is somewhat obscured by the book’s organization: his account of his time in the Lassa ward is bookended by an account of his own recovery from myocarditis, a condition in which the immune system, after fighting off an infection, mistakenly begins attacking the heart tissue.

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Donaldson, Author St. Martin's $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. Many of those infected by the virus do not develop symptoms. When symptoms occur they typically include fever, weakness, headaches, vomiting, and muscle pains.

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Lassa mammarenavirus (LASV) is an arenavirus that causes Lassa hemorrhagic fever, a type of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF), in humans and other primates. Lassa mammarenavirus is an emerging virus and a select agent, requiring Biosafety Level 4-equivalent is endemic in West African countries, especially Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, Nigeria, and Liberia, where the annual Class: Ellioviricetes.

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The Lassa Ward, an elaborate treatise devised by author Dr. Ross I. Donaldson, was published by the St. Martin’s Press in New York, N.Y. in May of Written in the form of a series of chronical entries during the summer ofThe Lassa Ward regards the escapade of Dr. Donaldson’s journey as a medical student in Sierra Leone, Africa, where he was entitled to fighting one of the world.

Nevertheless, his symptoms worsened, with severe prostration and hematemesis noted the following day. Lassa fever (LF), which is hyper-endemic in the area, was suspected and the patient was transferred to the hospital’s Lassa Ward, an isolation unit specifically dedicated to the care of patients with this disease.

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[55] But there is no substantial evidence to support the effectiveness of immediate initiation of PEP. [55] However the CDC recommends placing high-risk ex-posed individuals under medical surveillance for 21 days.

Ross Donaldson published his experiences abroad taking care of patients in Sierra Leone with Lassa fever, in a book called The Lassa Ward. Ravi Morchi volunteers yearly to provide medical and surgical care in Africa and Papua New Guinea, and once repaired the pericaridum of an unfortunate patient who was shot in the heart with an arrow.

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