Bayou virus


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Bayou virus

a species of Hantavirus in the U.S. causing hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; transmitted by the rice rat.
A serologically distinct member of the Hantavirus group found in the southeastern US which may cause renal failure and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Ba·you vi·rus

(bī'yū vī'rŭs)
A species of hantavirus in the U.S. causing hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; transmitted by the rice rat.

bayou,

swampy, sluggishly moving inlet found predominantly in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Bayou virus - a form of hantavirus carried by the rice rat, found in Louisiana and Texas, causing human hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.