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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Arenaviridae — the arenaviruses.


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  • Coroner Audrey Jamieson is investigating the circumstances of the deaths of three women in January 2007 who received organs from a man later found to be carrying a superbug called Arenavirus.

  • She stressed that since the three deaths there had been no other instance of donors dying from Arenavirus which is a rodent virus that occasionally affects humans.

  • Blood samples taken from one of the suspected cases in Sangha Region, Republic of Congo, tested negative for several viral haemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Marburg, CCHF, Arenavirus).


  • SIGA - News), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight bio-warfare pathogens, announced today that it has been awarded a $7.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health NIH) to develop an antiviral drug for treating and preventing Lassa fever and other hemorrhagic fevers of Arenavirus origin.


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