Guanarito virus


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Guanarito virus

a species of Arenavirus causing Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever.
[after municipality in Venezuela where all initial cases of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever were confirmed]
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Guanarito virus

Virology An emerging viral pathogen of the Lassa and Arenavirus family. See Emerging pathogen.
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Guan·a·ri·to vi·rus

(gwahn-ah-rē'tō vī'rŭs)
A species of arenavirus causing Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever.
[after municipality in Venezuela where all initial cases of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever were confirmed]
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Guanarito virus

An arenavirus from the Tacaribe virus group that chronically infects rodents. It is the cause of sporadic outbreaks of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever.
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Experimental infection of the cane mouse Zygodontomys brevicauda (family Muridae) with Guanarito virus (Arenaviridae), the etiologic agent of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever.
brevicauda rodent (1.1%) had antibody only to Guanarito virus or had a 4-fold greater titer to Guanarito virus, much lower than the 15% antibody prevalence in the same species in the Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever-endemic area, Portuguesa State, Venezuela (5).
The South American species include Guanarito virus (GTOV), Junin virus (JUNV), Machupo virus (MACV), and Sabia virus (SABV).