What are the risks of Chapare?

CHHF occurs in the Cochabamba region of Bolivia.

Field workers

Field workers are at greatest risk because of increased human contact with the reservoir rodent population. Sexual partners of field workers may be at greater risk as well. Laboratory infections have been frequently described with Arenaviruses and Chapare virus can certainly be transmitted to laboratory workers during manipulation of the virus especially during experimental infections of rodents.

Related Links

  • Rodents
  • Arenaviruses

Source: http://www.cdc.gov