Risk of Exposure

Three men wearing protective clothingLujo hemorrhagic fever (LUHF) occurs in southern Africa. The initial case was certainly infected in Zambia.

Field workers

Field workers are at greatest risk because of increased human contact with the reservoir rodent population. Sexual partners of field workers may be at greater risk as well. In addition to nosocomial infection in healthcare workers already described, laboratory infections have been frequently described with Arenaviruses and Lujo virus can certainly be transmitted to laboratory workers during manipulation of the virus, especially during experimental infections of rodents.

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