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Machupo virus

noun Ma·chu·po virus \ mä-ˈchü-pō- \

medical Definition of Machupo virus

:a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Arenavirus (species Machupo virus) that causes a hemorrhagic fever endemic in Bolivia where its natural reservoir is a murid rodent (Calomys callosus)

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