Severe Hemorrhagic Fever in Strain 13/N Guinea Pigs Infected with Lujo Virus

@inproceedings{Bird2012SevereHF,
  title={Severe Hemorrhagic Fever in Strain 13/N Guinea Pigs Infected with Lujo Virus},
  author={Brian H. Bird and Kimberly A. Dodd and Bobbie Rae Erickson and C{\'e}sar G Albari{\~n}o and Ayan K. Chakrabarti and L K McMullan and {\'E}ric Bergeron and Ute Str{\"o}eher and Deborah Cannon and Brock Martin and JoAnn D. Coleman-McCray and Stuart T Nichol and Christina F Spiropoulou},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
Lujo virus (LUJV) is a novel member of the Arenaviridae family that was first identified in 2008 after an outbreak of severe hemorrhagic fever (HF). In what was a small but rapidly progressing outbreak, this previously unknown virus was transmitted from the critically ill index patient to 4 attending healthcare workers. Four persons died during this outbreak, for a total case fatality of 80% (4/5). The suspected rodent source of the initial exposure to LUJV remains a mystery. Because of the… CONTINUE READING