Arenaviridae


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Related to Arenaviridae: Coronaviridae, Astroviridae, Arenavirus group
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Noun1.Arenaviridae - a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
arborvirus, arbovirus - a large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
arenavirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae
Junin virus - the RNA virus that causes Argentine hemorrhagic fever; carried by rats and mice
Lassa virus - the RNA virus that causes Lassa fever
lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus - the RNA virus that causes lymphocytic choriomeningitis; infects mice and monkeys and dogs and guinea pigs and human beings
Machupo virus - the RNA virus that causes Bolivian hemorrhagic fever; carried by rats and mice
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
References in periodicals archive ?
In Africa, the HF viruses belong to one of three families, namely the Arenaviridae (Lassa and Lujo viruses), Bunyaviridae (Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and Rift Valley fever (RVF) viruses) and Filoviridae (Ebola and Marburg viruses).
To the Editor: Lassa fever is a zoonosis caused by Lassa virus (LASV; family Arenaviridae, genus Lassavirus).
Antibodies to Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (Family Arenaviridae, Genus Arenavirus) in Cricetid rodents from New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico.