Tacaribe complex

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A group of Arenaviridae that cause severe haemorrhagic disease in humans and have been isolated from bats in South America. There are three lineages: A (Flexal, Parana, Pichinde, and Tamiami viruses), B (Amapari, Guanarito, Junin, Machupo, Sabia, and Tacaribe viruses) and C (Latino and Oliveros viruses). Most of the B lineage are highly pathogenic.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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