Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever


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Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever

a febrile disease caused by the Guanarito virus in Venezuela and characterized by headache, arthralgia, pharyngitis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and hemorrhagic manifestations.

Ven·e·zu·e·lan hem·or·rha·gic fe·ver

(ven'ĕ-zwā'lăn hem'ŏr-aj'ik fē'vĕr)
A febrile disease caused by the Guanarito virus in Venezuela; characterized by headache, arthralgia, pharyngitis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and hemorrhagic manifestations.
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Description of Guanarito virus (Arenaviridae: Arenavirus), the etiologic agent of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever. Am J Trop Med Hyg.
Although Pichinde virus is not associated with human disease, Guanarito virus, which is hosted by Zygodontomys brevicauda, the short-tailed cane mouse (3,4), causes Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever in the Venezuelan state of Portuguesa (5).
These included Sable, the cause of Brazilian hemorrhagic fever, and Guanarito, the cause of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever. Bob also worked to develop an attenuated-live virus vaccine for dengue and chaired the WHO advisory committee on dengue vaccine development.
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