2000 - Imported case of Lassa fever in Germany
04 April 2000
Disease Outbreak Reported
An imported, fatal case of Lassa fever has been reported from Germany. The patient was a Nigerian national, working in Nigeria, who had been transferred to Germany by air ambulance for medical treatment. Clinical samples were sent to the Bernhard-Nocht Institute in Hamburg where the diagnosis of Lassa fever was confirmed by virological tests. Contacts of the patient are being traced, and will be followed up by the public health authorities.