It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Lassa Fever, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Ebola Virus Disease.
Ebola Virus is a highly contagious zoonotic disease that spreads from person to person through contract with blood and bodily fluids of the sick person. It occurs mostly on the African continent and it’s most likely that bats or primates are the source of outbreaks. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, internal and external bleeding as well as liver and kidney malfunction. Early symptoms of Ebola can be easily be misdiagnosed as malaria or typhoid fever. Later symptoms from the body’s inability to clot causes blood to leak from vessels causing severe inflammation and fever. These can be misdiagnosed as Marburg virus or Lassa fever