Junin virus


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Ju·nin vi·rus

a virus of the Tacaribe complex of arboviruses, genus Arenavirus, and the cause of Argentinian hemorrhagic fever; also isolated from mites and rodents.

Junin virus

An Arenavirus that chronically infects rodents. It is the cause of sporadic outbreaks of Argentine hemorrhagic fever, a potentially lethal infection usually found in South America.
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Early treatment with immune plasma was effective in Junin virus infection (8).
Overall, the infusion of convalescent-phase plasma containing antibodies to Junin virus reduced deaths by approximately 90%.
Persistent infection after intranasal infection with Junin virus can increase deaths, reduce growth, and markedly reduce reproductive efficiency in its reservoir host, Calomys musculinus (16).