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Glossary for Machupo virus

  • Arenaviruses: Rare viral infection usually caught from rodents.
  • Bolivian hemorrhagic fever: An infectious disease that occurs in Bolivia and is caused by the Machupo virus. Transmission can occur through contact with infected rodent (Calomys callosus) droppings. The incubation period lasts from one to two weeks.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Malaise: General feelings of discomfort or being ill-at-ease.
  • Muscle pain: Pain that is located anatomically in the region of muscles
  • Petechiae: A red spot due to the escape of a small amount of blood.
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Pulmonary edema: Severe condition of excess fluid in the lungs.
  • Shock: Severe condition from reduced blood circulation
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body


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