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any member of a family of spherical or pleomorphic RNA viruses containing host cell–derived ribonucleoproteins, including viruses that cause lassa fever and lymphocytic choriomeningitis; the natural hosts are rodents.
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A genus in the family Arenaviridae that is associated with lymphocytic choriomeningitis and several hemorrhagic fevers.
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arenavirus(ăr′ə-nə-vī′rəs, ə-rē′nə-, ə-rē′nə-vī′rəs)
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that cause chronic infections in rodents and when transmitted to humans cause various hemorrhagic diseases, including Lassa fever.
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ArenavirusThe single genus of the family Arenaviridae, which includes Lassa virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus and the Tacaribe group of haemorrhagic fever (e.g., Junin, Machupo viruses).
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ArenavirusVirology The single genus of the family Arenaviridae, which includes Lassa virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus and hemorrhagic fever—eg Junin, Machupo—viruses Vector Rodents. See Arenaviridae.
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A genus in the family Arenaviridae that is associated with lymphocytic choriomeningitis and a number of hemorrhagic fevers.
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arenavirusAny of the family of Arenaviridae of viruses which includes those causing LASSA FEVER and LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS. The name derives from the sand-like appearance of the internal granules seen on electron microscopy.
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