What is the role of LCMV in the etiology of viral meningitis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Cordia Wan, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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LCMV belongs to the family of arenaviruses. Now a rare cause of meningitis, the virus is transmitted to humans by contact with rodents (eg, hamster, rats, mice) or their excreta. Persons at highest risk of infection are laboratory workers, pet owners, or persons living in nonhygienic areas.


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