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Molecular Diagnostics for Lassa Fever at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Nigeria: Lessons Learnt from Two Years of Laboratory Operation

  • Danny A. Asogun equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Danny A. Asogun, Donatus I. Adomeh, Jacqueline Ehimuan, Ikponmwonsa Odia

    asogun2001@yahoo.com (DAA); guenther@bni.uni-hamburg.de (SG)

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Donatus I. Adomeh equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Danny A. Asogun, Donatus I. Adomeh, Jacqueline Ehimuan, Ikponmwonsa Odia

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Jacqueline Ehimuan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Danny A. Asogun, Donatus I. Adomeh, Jacqueline Ehimuan, Ikponmwonsa Odia

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Ikponmwonsa Odia equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Danny A. Asogun, Donatus I. Adomeh, Jacqueline Ehimuan, Ikponmwonsa Odia

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Meike Hass,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Martin Gabriel,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Stephan Ölschläger,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Beate Becker-Ziaja,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Onikepe Folarin,

    Affiliation: Malaria Research Laboratories, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • Eric Phelan,

    Affiliations: Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Philomena E. Ehiane,

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Veritas E. Ifeh,

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Eghosasere A. Uyigue,

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Yemisi T. Oladapo,

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Ekene B. Muoebonam,

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Osagie Osunde,

    Affiliation: Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Andrew Dongo,

    Affiliation: Accident and Emergency Unit, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Peter O. Okokhere,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Sylvanus A. Okogbenin,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Mojeed Momoh,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Sylvester O. Alikah,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Odigie C. Akhuemokhan,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Peter Imomeh,

    Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Maxy A. C. Odike,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Pathology, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Stephen Gire,

    Affiliations: Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kristian Andersen,

    Affiliations: Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Pardis C. Sabeti,

    Affiliations: Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Christian T. Happi,

    Affiliation: Malaria Research Laboratories, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • George O. Akpede,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Stephan Günther mail

    asogun2001@yahoo.com (DAA); guenther@bni.uni-hamburg.de (SG)

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001839

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