Machupo virus


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Ma·chu·po vi·rus

a virus of the Tacaribe complex (genus Arenavirus, family Arenaviridae); the cause of Bolivian hemorrhagic fever.
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Central African (Nile grass rat) Republic Classic New World Arenaviruses Junin virus Calomys masculinus Argentina (corn mouse), Akodon azarae (grass field mouse), Bolomys obscurus (dark field mouse) Machupo virus Calomys callosus Bolivia (vesper mouse) Guanarito virus Sigmodon alstoni Venezuela (cane mouse) Sabia virus Unknown Brazil Selected Less Common New World Arenaviruses Tacaribe virus Artibeus spp.
Machupo virus was isolated and viral antigen was detected in the patients serum.
Testing for antibodies to Machupo virus was negative for each of the N rodents.
The etiologic agent, Machupo virus, is a member of the family Arenaviridae and is maintained in the rodent C.
Sequence analyses confirmed the isolates as Machupo virus (Figure).
This study confirms the long-term maintenance of distinct phylogenetically forms of Machupo virus in a small area within Beni.
botulinum 94-86 Sabia virus 94-88 Machupo virus 95-16 Unknown 95-40 Dengue type 4 virus 95-55 Ebola virus 95-61 Francisella tularensis 98-23 Rift Valley fever virus 98-28 C.
Arenaviruses can be divided phylogenetically, serologically, and geographically into two major complexes: the Old World complex (e.g., Lassa virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus [LCMV]) and the New World complex (e.g., Tacaribe virus, Junin virus, Machupo virus) (11).
Infections and conditions requiring containment care during transport Arenavirus infection Argentine hemorrhagic fever (Junin virus) Bolivian hemorrhagic fever (Machupo virus) Brazilian hemorrhagic fever (Sabia virus) Lassa fever Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever (Guanarito virus) Bunyavirus infection Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever Filovirus infection Ebola Marburg Orthopoxvirus infection Monkeypox Variola Pneumonic plague until sputum cultures are negative Any unknown virulent communicable disease pending diagnosis Suspected biological-warfare--caused infection