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Arenavirus fact sheet
  • Published Date:
    8/17/2004
  • Source:
    CDC fact sheet
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 117.84 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Special Pathogens Branch.
  • Description:
    What are the Arenaviridae? -- When were the members of this virus family recognized? -- What viruses are included in the virus family? -- What kinds of animal hosts do these viruses have? -- How are arenaviruses spread?

    The Arenaviridae are a family of viruses whose members are generally associated with rodent- transmitted disease in humans. Each virus usually is associated with a particular rodent host species in which it is maintained. Arenavirus infections are relatively common in humans in some areas of the world and can cause severe illnesses.

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