Junin virus


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Related to Junin virus: Lassa virus, Machupo virus

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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The characterization and comparison of the communities of small sigmodontine rodents present in soybean and maize plots is essential to generate management guidelines, given their public health relevance as reservoirs of the Junin virus and Hantaviruses.
The South American species include Guanarito virus (GTOV), Junin virus (JUNV), Machupo virus (MACV), and Sabia virus (SABV).
Caused by the Junin virus, Argentine hemorrhagic fever affects primarily adult male agricultural workers, mainly during the harvest season (14).
The term "viral hemorrhagic fever" characterizes a severe multisystem syndrome associated with fever, shock, and bleeding diathesis caused by infection with any of several RNA viruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus (MARV) (family Filoviridae); Lassa virus (LASV) and the South American hemorrhagic fever viruses Guanarito virus, Junin virus, Machupo virus, and Sabifi virus (Arenaviridae); Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), and hantaviruses (Bunyaviridae); and Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV), Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus, yellow fever virus (YFV), and dengue viruses (Flaviviridae) (1,2).
Argentine hemorrhagic fever (AHF) due to Junin virus and other arenaviral diseases are among the exceptions (11-14).