Definitions for junin virus
the RNA virus that causes Argentine hemorrhagic fever; carried by rats and mice
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A species of ARENAVIRUS, part of the New World Arenaviruses (ARENAVIRUSES, NEW WORLD), causing Argentinian hemorrhagic fever. The disease is characterized by congestion, edema, generalized lymphadenopathy and hemorrhagic necrosis and is sometimes fatal.