Accession Number : ADA130602

Title :   Lassa Fever Immune Plasma.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. no. 2, 1 Aug 79-31 Jul 80,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DIV OF TROPICAL MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Frame,John D

PDF Url : ADA130602

Report Date : Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A program for the collection of Lassa fever immune plasma in Liberia for the U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases continues. Columbia University in collaboration with the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR) has established a serological laboratory at the LIBR and a Liberian has been trained in the techniques of serological testing and in the conduct of field investigations. Surveys of hospital staffs and villages for the prevalence and incidence of Lassa virus infections continue. Equipment for plasmapheresis has been put in place in the field, and will be used for collection of units of Lassa fever immune plasma.

Descriptors :   *Virus diseases, *Infectious diseases, *Fevers, *Serology, Epidemiology, Antibodies, Fluorescent antibody techniques, Blood plasma, Immunity, West Africa

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE