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Trypanosoma cruzi

T. cruzi infection causes acute Chagas’ disease, with fever, inflammation, subcutaneous edema, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, myocarditis, and in rare cases, meningoencephalitis that typically resolves within 4 to 8 weeks. Chronic Chagas’…

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Lymphocytic…

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is a rodent-borne arenavirus. House mice are the natural reservoir, and an estimated 5% of house mice in the United States are infected. The virus can be transmitted to humans by direct contact or by…

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Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

A new strain of coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV, was first reported in China on December 31, 2019. The new strain was identified by next generation sequencing (NGS) of cultured virus and directly from samples received from several pneumonia patients. A…