Junin virus

noun

Ju·​nin virus hü-ˈnēn- How to pronounce Junin virus (audio)
: a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Arenavirus (species Junin virus) that is the causative agent of a hemorrhagic fever endemic in agricultural regions of Argentina and that is transmitted to humans chiefly by rodents (especially genus Calomys)

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“Junin virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Junin%20virus. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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