Machupo virus

noun

Ma·​chu·​po virus mä-ˈchü-pō- How to pronounce Machupo virus (audio)
: 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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“Machupo virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Machupo%20virus. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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