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Bolivian hemorrhagic fever virus


Definition: a member of the Arenavirus group of single-stranded RNA viruses also known as Machupo virus; primary reservoir in rodents; produces multiple abnormalities in the coagulation system including widespread capillary leak syndrome, which can be fatal.

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