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Lassa fever was in York County, Pa., in 1969: First U.S. death recorded here

York County’s Delma Rivera-Lytle is seen with her aunt and uncle, Juan and Doris Román. Juan Román became the first U.S. victim of Lassa fever when he died visiting the Rivera in York County, Pa., in 1969. Lassa is a distant cousin of Ebola.

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