How is lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) transmitted?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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LCM virus is a member of the arenaviruses, a family of single-stranded, RNA-containing viruses in which rodents are the animal reservoir. The modes of transmission include aerosols and direct contact with rodents. Outbreaks have also been traced to infected laboratory mice and hamsters.


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