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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.
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Isolation, genetic diversity, and geographic distribution of Bayou virus
Our study provides empirical support for Bayou virus
being associated with certain ecological variables at different spatial scales: macrohabitat and microhabitat.
For example, Catacamas virus is associated with Coues's rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) in Honduras, and Bayou virus
is associated with the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in the southeastern United States (9,15).