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laboratory studies of a lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus outbreak in man and laboratory animals.investigation of an outbreak of prolonged febrile illness in medical center personnel at the university of rochester school of medicine and dentistry revealed lymphocytic choriomeningitis (lcm) virus to be the causative agent. syrian or golden hamsters (mesocricetus auratus) were found to be the only animals involved in maintaining the virus and were the source of human infections. isolations of lcm virus were made from autopsy specimens of 13 of 46 (28%) golden hamsters. virus isolations were m ...19751163529
lymphocytic choriomeningitis in university hospital personnel. clinical features.clinical manifestations of lymphocytic choriomeningitis (lcm) virus infection in 15 patients are described. these patients were university hospital personnel who had had contact with hamsters, subsequently shown to harbor the virus. fever with striking myalgias, headache and rigors were the most common symptoms. only 2 of the 15 patients had clinically overt and documented aseptic meningitis. leuikpenia was observed in 10 of 11 patients and thrombocytopenia in 8 of 8 patients tested. a biphasic ...19751138538
outbreak of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infections in medical center personnel.an outbreak of lymphocytic choriomeningitis (lcm) virus infections occurred in medical center personnel at the university of rochester in 1972-1973. a total of 48 infections was discovered, 31 in staff of the radiation therapy area, 12 in the staff of the vivarium facility, and 5 in other individuals who worked in the medical center. twenty-one of the infections were associated with recent febrile illness with myalgia. epidemiologic and virologic studies indicated that the source of the infectio ...19751092154
lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus meningitis, new york, ny, usa, 2009.we describe a case of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (lcmv) meningitis in a new york, ny, resident who had no apparent risk factors. clues leading to the diagnosis included aseptic meningitis during winter and the finding of hypoglycorrachia and lymphocytosis in the cerebrospinal fluid. lcmv continues to be an underdiagnosed zoonotic disease.201020113573
letter: lymphocytic choriomeningitis associated with hamsters. 197548074
exposure to lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, new york, usa.to the editor: lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (lcmv) is an arenavirus carried by the house mouse, mus musculus. human infections can range from mild febrile illness to severe encephalitis and disseminated disease (1). infection during pregnancy is associated with teratogenic effects, including congenital hydrocephalus and chorioretinitis (2).201121762607
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