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Related to Sabia virus: Brazilian hemorrhagic fever
an arenavirus associated with hemolytic fever.
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An arenavirus that causes a form of hemorrhagic fever thought to be endemic to Brazil.
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Sa·bi·a vi·rus(sā'bē-ă vī'rŭs)
An arenavirus associated with hemolytic fever.
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Sabia virusAn 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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