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Arenavirus fact sheet
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    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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