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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Lassa virus (LASV; species Lassa mammarenavirus, genus Arenaviridae) is the causative agent of Lassa fever.
Lassa fever is an illness caused by Lassa virus, a single-stranded RNA hemorrhagic fever virus from the family Arenaviridae. It is an acute febrile viral illness lasting one to four weeks, and it occurs in West Africa and some areas beyond.
4.1 Arenaviridae. Many of arenaviruses are known to cause severe diseases in human.
care management General supportive care (2) Ribavirin antiviral management Prevention Minimize tick burden Awareness in livestock, minimize EVD: good hygiene; human contact with avoid contact with blood vertebrate hosts and body fluids MHF: protect pigs from fruit bats contact Emerging Middle East Respiratory disease Syndrome & SARS Lassa Fever Year of MERS: 2012 Isolated in 1969 (re)emergence SARS: 2002 Causative MERS: MERS-CoV Lassa virus organism Type/class of Virus (Coronaviridae) Virus (Arenaviridae) organism Vector/animal Not well known; camel is Mastomys rats host implicated as reservoir host Epidemiology MERS: case fatality At least 100,000 cases approx.
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).