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Bolivian experts research onset of arenavirus case

Bolivian experts research onset of arenavirus case

La Paz, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) A multidisciplinary team of experts began research in a region of the department of La Paz to study a case of arenavirus in an 11-year-old girl, the Bolivian government reported. 
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The specialists will conduct a two-week mammozoological analyzes on environmental factors of this disease associated with viruses directly transmitted by rodents, added the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The research –at a mining camp in the Mayaya municipality- will be in charge of assessing health and environmental risk factors and impact of these animals, the Head of Rodent-Borne Diseases Tania Flores said.

The team is made up of specialists in environmental health, agricultural health and food safety and also of a specialist to identify species and toxonomy of the rodent, Flores enlightened.

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