family of viruses is generally associated with rodent-transmitted disease in humans.
The etiologic agent, Machupo virus, is a member of the family Arenaviridae
and is maintained in the rodent C.
To the Editor: Lassa fever is a zoonosis caused by Lassa virus (LASV; family Arenaviridae
, genus Lassavirus).
In Africa, Lassa virus (LASV) and Lujo virus are the only known members of the family Arenaviridae
that cause human disease (2,3); however, evidence for lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, another Arenaviridae