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  • noun Any of several RNA viruses, of the genus Arenavirus, most of which cause severe diseases transmitted by rodents

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  • noun animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae


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  • The previously unknown arenavirus, which is distantly related to the Lassa virus and Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, was characterized using the rapid and sensitive sequencing technology of 454 Life Sciences.

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  • However, it was still vital to conduct more tests to find out kind of arenavirus it was, he said.

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  • There were only three cases to go on for the kind of arenavirus now discovered but "it looks like it is very lethal," he said.

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  • Gustavo Palacios et al., “A new arenavirus in a cluster of fatal transplant-associated diseases,” New England Journal of Medicine 358 2008, 991–998.

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  • A mystery haemorrhagic fever that killed three people in South Africa has been identified as an arenavirus.

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  • Some are brand-new, like the arenavirus that was first found only a few months ago when it caused a handful of deaths in Africa and was genetically sequenced and identified by Ian Lipkin at Columbia University.

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  • A new type of arenavirus has been identified as the cause of the deaths of four people since September, specialists at the National

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  • The virus belongs to the "old world" arenavirus, but until two weeks ago, they did not know they were dealing with a new virus.

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  • She said tests done by the NICD and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, US, indicated that the disease seemed to be a kind of an arenavirus.

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  • The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa called for urgent measures to prevent further transmission of the arenavirus that left four people dead in recent weeks.

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