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  •  Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever (7+ / 0-)

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    Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever (VHF) is a zoonotic human illness first identified in 1989. The disease is most prevalent in several rural areas of central Venezuela and is caused by the Guanarito (GTOV) arenavirus belonging to the Arenaviridae family. The short-tailed cane mouse (Zygodontomys brevicauda) is the main host for GTOV [1] which is spread mostly by inhalation of aerosolized droplets of saliva, respiratory secretions, urine, or blood from infected rodents.[2] Person-to-person spread is possible, but uncommon.

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    Treatment and prevention for the VHF virus are limited and there are currently no licensed vaccines available that can act to prevent the disease [4] . However, once infected, Ribavirin, an anti-viral drug given intravenously, is one way to treat VHF.

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 09:20:35 PM PDT

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