types of arenavirus

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Meningitis:

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

Haemorrhagic fever:

  • Lassa fever
  • Argentinian haemorrhagic fever (Junin)
  • Bolivian haemorrhagic fever (Machupo)
  • Venezuelan haemorrhagic fever (Guanarito)

Arenaviruses are spread from rodents to humans. Lassa fever is also easily transmissible from human to human without careful barrier nursing.

Last reviewed 01/2018