Chapare virus

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Chapare virus causes hemorrhagic fever and is a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. The only known outbreak of Chapare virus infection occurred in the village of Samuzabeti, Chapare Province, Bolivia, in January 2003.[1] A small number of people were infected. One person died. The specific transmission vector is not known, but is suspected to be a rodent, in keeping with other members of the arenavirus family, which includes the Lassa virus.[2]

Background[edit]

In December 2003, an outbreak of a hemorrhagic fever occurred near Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Symptoms[edit]

The symptoms include:headache, fever, body aches, Nose bleeds, gum bleeding.

Treatment[edit]

No treatment or cure has been discovered yet.

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