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Sabia virus (să'bē-ă),
an arenavirus associated with hemolytic fever.
Sabia virus (sā′bē-ə)
An arenavirus that causes a form of hemorrhagic fever thought to be endemic to Brazil.
Sa·bi·a vi·rus (sā'bē-ă vī'rŭs)
An arenavirus associated with hemolytic fever.
Sabia virus An arenavirus first isolated in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Infections are usually acquired by exposure to infected rodent excreta and give rise to muscle pain, stiff neck, headache and a dangerous haemorrhagic fever with liver necrosis. The antiviral drug ribavirin is effective.
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Little is known about the modes of transmission of the Sabia virus
. Based on the pathogenesis of other arenaviruses, the Sabia virus
is not believed to be infectious until the patient exhibits symptoms.
Brief report: treatment of a laboratory acquired Sabia virus