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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus

The type species of ARENAVIRUS, part of the Old World Arenaviruses (ARENAVIRUSES, OLD WORLD), producing a silent infection in house and laboratory mice. In humans, infection with LCMV can be inapparent, or can present with an influenza-like illness, a benign aseptic meningitis, or a severe meningoencephalomyelitis. The virus can also infect monkeys, dogs, field mice, guinea pigs, and hamsters, the latter an epidemiologically important host.

Year introduced: 1973(1965)

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Tree Number(s): B04.820.

MeSH Unique ID: D008217

Entry Terms:

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis viruses
  • LCMV
  • LCM Viruses
  • LCM Virus

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