Tacaribe complex

Tacaribe complex
a group of antigenically related arenaviruses, nearly all found in South America; the medically significant ones are the Guanarito, Junin, Machupo, and Sabia viruses, which cause types of hemorrhagic fevers. Called also New World arenaviruses.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tacaribe complex — Group of 8 Arenaviridae isolated in S. America from bats …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Tacaribe-Virus — Systematik Reich: Viren Ordnung: nicht klassifiziert Familie: Arenaviridae Gattung: Arenavirus Art …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tacaribe virus — an arenavirus of the Tacaribe complex, isolated from bats in Trinidad …   Medical dictionary

  • complex — 1. An organized constellation of feelings, thoughts, perceptions, and memories that may be in part unconscious and may strongly influence associations and attitudes. 2. In chemistry, the relatively stable combination of two or more compounds into …   Medical dictionary

  • New World arenaviruses — Tacaribe complex …   Medical dictionary

  • Virus — A microorganism smaller than a bacteria, which cannot grow or reproduce apart from a living cell. A virus invades living cells and uses their chemical machinery to keep itself alive and to replicate itself. It may reproduce with fidelity or with… …   Medical dictionary

  • List of viruses — This is a list of biological viruses. See also List of computer viruses This is a list of biological viruses, and types of viruses. Please add to this list as appropriate. Note that some of these terms may be synonyms for the same virus; if there …   Wikipedia

  • Arenavirus — A genus in the family Arenaviridae that is associated with lymphocytic choriomeningitis and a number of hemorrhagic fevers. * * * are·na·vi·rus .ar ə nə vī rəs, ə .rē n 1) cap a genus of the family …   Medical dictionary

  • Tamiami virus — Arenavirus of the Tacaribe complex …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Junin virus — Ju·nin virus hü nēn n a single stranded RNA virus of the genus Arenavirus (species Junin virus) that is the causative agent of a hemorrhagic fever endemic to agricultural regions of Argentina and that is transmitted to humans chiefly by rodents… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”