brief report: lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus transmitted through solid organ transplantation--massachusetts, 2008.lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (lcmv) is a rodent-borne arenavirus found worldwide. house mice (mus musculus) are the natural reservoir, but lcmv also can infect other wild, pet, and laboratory rodents (e.g., rats, mice, guinea pigs, and hamsters). humans can be infected through exposure to rodent excreta. person-to-person transmission has occurred only through maternal-fetal transmission and solid organ transplantation. lcmv infection in humans can be asymptomatic or cause a spectrum of ill ...200818650788
lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection in organ transplant recipients--massachusetts, rhode island, 2005.on may 3, 2005, cdc received a report of severe illness in four patients who had received solid organ transplants from a common donor. all four organ recipients subsequently were found to have evidence of infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (lcmv), a rodent-borne old world arenavirus. preliminary findings from the ensuing investigation indicate the source of infection likely was an infected hamster in the donor's home. this report summarizes the ongoing investigation and provides i ...200515931158
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