Sabia virus

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Sabia virus

(să'bē-ă),
an arenavirus associated with hemolytic fever.

Sabia virus

(sā′bē-ə)
n.
An arenavirus that causes a form of hemorrhagic fever thought to be endemic to Brazil.

Sa·bi·a vi·rus

(sā'bē-ă vī'rŭs)
An arenavirus associated with hemolytic fever.

Sabia virus

An arenavirus first isolated in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Infections are usually acquired by exposure to infected rodent excreta and give rise to muscle pain, stiff neck, headache and a dangerous haemorrhagic fever with liver necrosis. The antiviral drug ribavirin is effective.