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 (ăr′ə-nə-vī′rəs, ə-rē′nə-)
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.

[Latin arēna, sand; see arena, virus (so called because when an arenavirus virion is viewed in cross section under an electron microscope, the ribosomes acquired from the host cell appear as fine granules ).]


(ˌɑr ɛnˈeɪˌvaɪ rəs)
n., pl. -rus•es.
any of various RNA-containing viruses of the family Arenaviridae, usu. transmitted to humans by contact with excreta of infected rodents.
[1971; earlier arenovirus (1970) < Latin (h)arēn(a) sand + -o- + virus; so called from the RNA granules seen in cross sections of the virion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Arenaviridae - a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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1] A small number of nosocomial outbreaks have occurred in SA: Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Johannesburg in 1975, CCHF near Cape Town in 1984, EVD in Johannesburg in 1996, and the Lujo virus, a newly identified arenavirus, in Johannesburg in 2008 [7-10] (these are dealt with in detail in the 'Clinical Alert' article in this issue of SAMJ [11]).
The co-crystal structures of viral glycoproteins with cross-reactive, neutralizing antibodies, carefully selected using cell-based assays, will reveal the structural basis of antibody-mediated arenavirus neutralization.
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Arenavirus Infection Lassa Fever, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
Examples in which NGS strategies have identified likely causal agents in idiopathic conditions (not all in humans) include Heartland Bunyavirus, titi monkey adenovirus, Bas-Congo virus, Theiler's disease-associated virus, Lujo arenavirus, and many others.
96) Similarly, Palacios et al (97) used unbiased high-throughput sequencing to identify a previously unknown Old World arenavirus in specimens collected from 3 recipients of visceral organ transplants from a single donor, who each died of a febrile illness.
Sometimes an arenavirus, such as the one that causes Lassa hemorrhagic fever, will infect a human.
In the study by Matanic and Castilla (2004), the in vitro antiviral activity of antimicrobial cationic peptides cecropin A, melittin, magainin I and II, and indolicidin against the arenavirus Junin virus (JV), and herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2) was evaluated.
Further testing on tissue samples from the three patients confirmed a new type of arenavirus, a family of mainly rodent viruses that occasionally affect humans.
Three deaths in California have been linked to a virus in the genus Arenavirus.
tularensis Tularemia A Ebola filovirus Ebola hemorrhagic fever A Marburg filovirus Marburg hemorrhagic fever A Lassa arenavirus Lassa fever A Junin arenavirus Argentine hemorrhagic fever A C.
RIVERSIDE - Seven southwestern states have wood rats carrying the rare arenavirus, which has been linked to three deaths in California.