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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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ISARIC COVID-19 clinical database passes the half million patient records mark

ISARIC COVID-19 clinical database passes the half million patient records mark

On its 10th anniversary, University of Oxford’s ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium) demonstrates the crucial role of global preparedness and collaboration for advancing knowledge on infectious disease pandemics.

Children older than 6 and with reported allergic diseases are at greater risk of Long COVID, paediatric study finds

Researchers from ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium) paediatric Long Covid working group in the UK, Sechenov University and Z.A. Bashlyaeva Children’s Municipal Clinical Hospital in Russia ran the largest study to date on children hospitalised with COVID 19.

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.