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]

Guanarito virus

Virology An emerging viral pathogen of the Lassa and Arenavirus family. See Emerging pathogen.

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]

Guanarito virus

An arenavirus from the Tacaribe virus group that chronically infects rodents. It is the cause of sporadic outbreaks of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever.
See also: virus
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Strains of Guanarito virus and Pirital virus isolated from the spleens of rodents captured on Hato Maporal and included in the analysis of nucleocapsid protein gene sequences, municipality of Guanarito, Portuguesa State, Venezuela, 1994-1997 Virus and strain * Rodent no.
brevicauda rodent samples had antibody reactive to both Pichinde and Guanarito virus, and 7 more were positive for either Pichinde or Guanarito arenaviruses (Table).
Antibodies against Sin Nombre virus were found in 4 persons, against Whitewater Arroyo virus or Guanarito virus in 2 persons, and against lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in none.