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Arenaviridae

[ə‚rēn·ə′vī·rə‚dē]
(virology)
A family of ribonucleic acid animal viruses consisting of a single genus, Arenavirus, having an enveloped, spherical pleomorphic form.
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2007) In vitro and in vivo activities of T-705 against arenavirus and bunyavirus infections.
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In 2008, a highly fatal outbreak of HF in Johannesburg was attributed to a previously unknown arenavirus, dubbed the Lujo virus (i.
In addition to the recognized arenavirus hosts, other Texas rodent genera (Onychomys, Baiomys, Peromyscus, Dipodomys, and Chaetodipus) have tested positive for arenavirus antibodies (Milazzo et al.
LCMV is the only arenavirus to exist in both areas; however, it is classified as an Old World virus.
6%, which would fall very close to the proposed cut off between species and strains for other arenavirus genotypes (Garcia et al.
Human infection with an arenavirus is likely to be very uncommon.
Arenavirus typically is associated with wild wood rats and believed to be transmitted to humans in dust carrying an infected rodent's urine, feces or saliva, a health expert said Friday.
Intensive laboratory investigation attributed the outbreak to a novel arenavirus, dubbed 'Lujo' (i.
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is an arenavirus carried by rodents, most notably domestic house mice (Mus musculus), but also laboratory and pet rodents (1).
They discuss such aspects as viral bioterrorism and antiviral countermeasures, antiviral drug targets and strategies, perspectives on the therapy against Arenavirus infections, Ebola, exploiting the error-prone replication of riboviruses for antiviral therapy, the structural biology of flaviviral replication and opportunities for drug design, West Nile virus, the emergence of pandemic influenza A, smallpox, and the role of the Vaccina virus E3L and K3L genes in viral countermeasures to the host interferon response.