- Hemorrhagic fever;Lassa fever;Multimammate rat;Zoonoses;Mastomys natalensis;present;present-day;Lassa virus;Arenaviridae;Arenavirus
- Lassa fever is a zoonosis caused by Lassa virus (LASV; family Arenaviridae, genus Lassavirus). The primary reservoir of LASV is the multimammate rat
Data from: When viruses don’t go viral: the importance of host phylogeographic structure in the spatial spread of arenaviruses
- Gryseels, Sophie
- Arenavirus contact zone spatial genetics distribution ecology RNA virus zoonosis Lassa fever geographic range
- -intrinsic barriers. Such barriers could explain why human cases of another M. natalensis-borne arenavirus, Lassa virus, are limited to West Africa.