Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever

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ID 67
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Defination

A viral infectious disease that is a hemorrhagic fever, has_material_basis_in Machupo virus, which is transmitted_by vesper mouse, Calomys callosus. The infection has_symptom fever, has_symptom headache, has_symptom fatigue, has_symptom myalgia, has_symptom arthralgia, has_symptom bleeding from the oral and nasal mucosa, and has_symptom bleeding from the bronchopulmonary, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts.

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The infection has a slow onset with fever, malaise, headache and muscular pains, very similar to Malaria symptoms Petechiae (blood spots) on the upper body and bleeding from the nose and gums are observed when the disease progresses to the hemorrhagic phase, usually within seven days of onset~Prevention[edit]~Measures to reduce contact between the vesper mouse and humans may have contributed to limiting the number of outbreaks, with no cases identified between and Although there are no cures or vaccine for the disease, a vaccine developed for the genetically related Junín virus which causes Argentine hemorrhagic fever has shown evidence of cross-reactivity to Machupo virus, and may therefore be an effective prophylactic measure for people at high risk of infection Post infection (and providing that the person survives the infection), those that have contracted BHF are usually immune to further infection of the disease~

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