50 Years of Lassa Fever Research

Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2023;440:1-22. doi: 10.1007/82_2020_214.


Lassa fever was first described as a clinical entity fifty years ago. The causative agent Lassa virus was isolated from these first known cases. This chapter reviews the key publications on Lassa fever research that appeared in the scientific literature at that time and over the ensuing decades.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lassa Fever* / diagnosis
  • Lassa virus / genetics