Machupo virus

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Related to Bolivian hemorrhagic fever: Machupo virus, Machupo
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Noun1.Machupo virus - the RNA virus that causes Bolivian hemorrhagic feverMachupo virus - the RNA virus that causes Bolivian hemorrhagic fever; carried by rats and mice
arenavirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae
Arenaviridae - a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
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To the Editor: Bolivian hemorrhagic fever (BHF) was first described in 1959 during outbreaks affecting isolated human communities in eastern Bolivia.
for 10-14 days OR IV gentamicin 3-5 mg/kg per day for 10-14 days OR IV ciprofloxacin 400 mg every 12 hr until improved, then 500 mg orally every 12 hr for a total of 10-14 days OR Oral ciprofloxacin 750 mg every 12 hr for 10-14 days Viral Supportive therapy: analgesics and encephalitides anticonvulsants as needed Viral IV ribavirin (Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic hemorrhagic fever/Lassa fever) (IND): fevers 30 mg/kg initial dose, then 16 mg/kg every 6 hr for 4 days, then 8 mg/kg every 8 hr for 6 days; passive antibody for Argentine hemorrhagic fever, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever DISEASE COMMENTS Anthrax Potential drug alternatives: gentamicin, erythromycin, and chloramphenicol.
for 10-14 days OR IV gentamicin 3-5 mg/kg per day for 10-14 days OR IV ciprofloxacin 400 mg every 12 hr until improved, then 500 mg orally every 12 hr for a total of 10-14 days OR Oral ciprofloxacin 750 mg every 12 hr for 10-14 days Viral Supportive therapy: analgesics and encephalitides anticonvulsants as needed Viral IV ribavirin (Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic hemorrhagic fever/Lassa fever) fevers (IND): 30 mg/kg initial dose, then 16 mg/kg every 6 hr for 4 days, then 8 mg/kg every 8 hr for 6 days; passive antibody for Argentine hemorrhagic fever, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever DISEASE COMMENTS Anthrax Potential drug alternatives: gentamicin, erythromycin, and chloramphenicol.