Possible case of Lassa Fever at Emory Hospital in Atlanta

This disease is nothing to fool around with, but it’s not as deadly as Ebola.

The patient is a physician’s assistant working for a missionary organization in Togo.

I just went on Google looking for updates, and found none on the Emory patient but I did find out that yet another American missionary PA-C working in Togo died from Lassa Fever late last month in Germany. A German health-care contact is believed to also be infected; he was believed at first to have had malaria.

Turns out there’s also a big outbreak going on in Nigeria right now; hadn’t heard about it before.