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"
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The AIR Global Pandemic Model update includes the addition of two pathogens from the Bunyaviridae viral family Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) , Lassa (hemorrhagic) fever (LHF) from the Arenaviridae viral family, and bacterial-pathogens-associated cholera (Vibrio cholera), plague (Yersinia pestis), and meningococcal meningitis (Neisseria meningitidis).
LCMV is a virus of the Arenaviridae family; its primary host is the house mouse, Mus musculus.
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).
Outside of the the Filoviridae, there are the Arenaviridae (Lassa fever and more exceptionally the Junin and Machupo virus), and the Bunyaviridae (Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever).