Chapare virus

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Chapare virus
Virus classification
Group: Group V ((−)ssRNA)
Family: Arenaviridae
Genus: Arenavirus

Chapare virus

Chapare hemorrhagic fever
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 A96.8

Chapare virus causes hemorrhagic fever and is a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. It causes Chapare hemorrhagic fever. 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]


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


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


No treatment or cure has been discovered yet.


  1. ^ "New kind of killer virus discovered in Bolivia". New Scientist. Retrieved 2008-04-17.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Chapare Virus, a Newly Discovered Arenavirus Isolated from a Fatal Hemorrhagic Fever Case in Bolivia". Public Library of Science Pathogens. Retrieved 2008-04-17.