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.
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A serologically distinct member of the Hantavirus group found in the southeastern US which may cause renal failure and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
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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.
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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 (Bunyaviridae: hantavirus).
Our study provides empirical support for Bayou virus being associated with certain ecological variables at different spatial scales: macrohabitat and microhabitat.
The viruses known to cause HPS on the North American continent are Bayou virus, Black Creek Canal virus (BCCV), Choclo virus (CHOV), New York virus, and Sin Nombre virus (SNV) (3-7).