Dr. Jordi Casals-Ariet




Age: 92


Summary: epidemiologist and leader of the team involved in the 1960's research of the Lassa fever virus from Africa at Yale University who was nearly killed by Lassa fever after being exposed to the virus due to lab accidents (another lab worker was killed), prompting fears of widespread infection along the eastern seaboard (the accident coincided with publication of the book The Andromeda Strain), the incident of which changed future research into infection diseases into maximum security laboratories such as the CDC in Atlanta.



Cause of Death: Not released


Born: May 15, 1911


Died: February 10, 2004


Location: New York City, New York