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Data from: Lassa virus in multimammate rats, Côte d’Ivoire, 2013

Citation

Kouadio, Leonce et al. (2017), Data from: Lassa virus in multimammate rats, Côte d’Ivoire, 2013, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.3576v

Abstract

Lassa fever is a zoonosis caused by Lassa virus (LASV; family Arenaviridae, genus Lassavirus). The primary reservoir of LASV is the multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis), which is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. For a study investigating zoonotic pathogens in rural habitats, we caught small mammals in 3 ecologic zones of Côte d’Ivoire: dry bushland in northern Côte d’Ivoire, around Korhogo; semiarid bushland in central Côte d’Ivoire, around Bouake; and rainforest in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire, near the Taï National Park.

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Côte d'Ivoire