Machupo virus


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Ma·chu·po vi·rus

a virus of the Tacaribe complex (genus Arenavirus, family Arenaviridae); the cause of Bolivian hemorrhagic fever.
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Central African (Nile grass rat) Republic Classic New World Arenaviruses Junin virus Calomys masculinus Argentina (corn mouse), Akodon azarae (grass field mouse), Bolomys obscurus (dark field mouse) Machupo virus Calomys callosus Bolivia (vesper mouse) Guanarito virus Sigmodon alstoni Venezuela (cane mouse) Sabia virus Unknown Brazil Selected Less Common New World Arenaviruses Tacaribe virus Artibeus spp.
Machupo virus was isolated and viral antigen was detected in the patients serum.
Testing for antibodies to Machupo virus was negative for each of the N rodents.
The etiologic agent, Machupo virus, is a member of the family Arenaviridae and is maintained in the rodent C.
Because physicians suspected BHF, patients received supportive therapy, including intravenous hydration, corticoids, antipyretic drugs, antimicrobial drugs, and blood transfusions from donors who had survived Machupo virus infection.
Sequence analyses confirmed the isolates as Machupo virus (Figure).
This study confirms the long-term maintenance of distinct phylogenetically forms of Machupo virus in a small area within Beni.
Listeria monocytogenes; Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV); Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever); Marburg virus; measles (Edmonston) virus (MeV); Mycobacterium spp.