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Glossary for Junin virus

  • Arenaviruses: Rare viral infection usually caught from rodents.
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Congestion: General term for infusion of fluids
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Edema: Fluid retention in tissues
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Leukopenia: decreased concentration of white blood cells in the blood.
  • Petechiae: A red spot due to the escape of a small amount of blood.
  • Pulmonary edema: Severe condition of excess fluid in the lungs.
  • Purpura: Various bruising conditions where small blood vessels hemorrhage
  • Septicemia: A systemic inflammatory response to an infection.
  • Shock: Severe condition from reduced blood circulation
  • Thrombocytopenia: Decreased platelets in the blood
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus


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