How to Pronounce lassa?

Correct pronunciation for the word "lassa" is [lˈasə], [lˈasə], [l_ˈa_s_ə].

"Lassa" in context

Lassa is a virus that can cause severe, and sometimes fatal, disease in humans. It is found primarily in West Africa, particularly in Nigeria, where it is endemic. The virus is spread to humans from rodents, primarily by the multimammate rat, and can lead to a range of symptoms, including fever, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, chest and abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. Lassa fever is not transmitted from person to person, but it can spread in a community if they come in contact with contaminated urine, excrement, saliva, or blood.

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