Lassa fever resources
PPE washing and drying station Lassa ward Owo
ISARIC is committed to strengthening the evidence base for Lassa fever therapeutics and improving case management. We have initiated a number of activities to address these knowledge gaps, which are conducted alongside a wide-range of partners and collaborators.
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Time to reconsider the role of ribavirin in Lassa fever
Ribavirin is the only available Lassa fever–specific treatment and has been used routinely for over 25 years. However, ribavirin is not licensed for Lassa fever, its mechanism of action is unclear, it is expensive and hard to source, and it has well-known toxicities.
Women under 50 had worse long-term outcomes after hospitalisation with COVID-19
Women under 50 and people who experienced severe disease had worse long-term outcomes following hospitalisation with COVID-19.
Key inflammatory markers identified in COVID-19
ISARIC, supported by the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC), has identified new biomarkers of inflammation that both indicate the severity of COVID-19 and distinguish it from severe influenza.