arenaviridae meaning

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Noun: Arenaviridae
  1. A family of arborviruses carried by arthropods

Type of: arborvirus, arbovirus

Part of: family

Encyclopedia: Arenaviridae

A family of RNA viruses naturally infecting rodents and consisting of one genus (ARENAVIRUS) with two groups: Old World Arenaviruses (ARENAVIRUSES,OLD WORLD) and New World Arenaviruses (ARENAVIRUSES,NEW WORLD). Infection in rodents is persistent and silent. Vertical transmission is through milk-,saliva-,or urine-borne routes. Horizontal transmission to humans,monkeys,and other animals is important.


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  1. Roboviruses belong to the " Bunyaviridae " and " Arenaviridae " families of viruses.
  2. There are six negative single-stranded RNA families : Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Filoviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, Paramyxoviridae and Rhabdoviridae.
  3. BHF was first identified in 1963 as an ambisense RNA virus of the Arenaviridae family, by a research group led by Karl Johnson.
  4. It is a member of Clade A of the Tacaribe ( or " New World " ) serocomplex of the family " Arenaviridae ".
  5. Furthermore, the United States National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases ( NIAID ) has appointed the family of arenaviridae to be " Category A Priority Pathogens ".

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