Machupo virus


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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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It could also aid superior understanding of the nature of episodic zoonotic epidemics such as those caused by Ebola virus, SARS CoV, Nipah virus, Machupo virus, and hantaviruses that are still undiscovered.
Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae, genus Arenavirus) comprise Bear Canyon virus, Tamiami virus, and Whitewater Arroyo virus in the United States; Tacaribe virus (TCRV) on Trinidad; Chapare virus (CHPV) and Machupo virus (MACV) in Bolivia; Guanarito virus (GTOV) in Venezuela; Junin virus (JUNV) in Argentina; Sabia virus (SABV) in Brazil; and 9 other species (1).
It is hoped that success against the deadly Ebola virus will lead to further success against other virulent pathogens such as hanta viruses, Marburg virus, Junin virus, Machupo virus, and Rift Valley fever virus.
Notably, medical care has been safely rendered by using conventional barrier precautions alone to persons infected with VHF viruses, including Ebola virus (5,18), Marburg virus (19,20), Lassa fever virus (27), Machupo virus (11), Sabia virus (28), and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (21).
The focus of the agreement is to explore the therapeutic efficacy of the Aethlon Hemopurifier[R] against viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) targets, including, but not limited to Ebola Virus, Marburg Virus, Lassa Virus, and Machupo Virus.