To the Editor: Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is a rodent-borne pathogen that causes a spectrum of disease in humans, ranging from self-limiting meningoencephalitis to congenital birth defects to severe disseminated illness in organ transplant recipients (1).
What does LCMV stand for?
LCMV stands for Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus
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Senior author Rafi Ahmed's laboratory has extensive experience studying mice infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV).
The laboratory enlisted the help of the Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory at New York's Columbia University, where new gene sequencing techniques uncovered a link to the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV).
Her organs were cleared for infectious diseases but not for lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus - an infection picked up from a hamster she bought three weeks before her death.
found that administering the molecule to mice controls infection with cytomegalovirus and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus.
While the distantly related Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus is generally harmless in healthy humans, the Lujo virus demonstrates an unprecedented high case fatality rate of 80% and unusual degree of pathogenicity.
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), an Old World arenavirus, family Arenaviridae, is a zoonotic virus maintained in the house mouse (Mus musculus) and can be carried by pet and laboratory rodents (1-7); human exposure occurs through aerosolized excreta or by direct rodent contact.
During the study, the researchers injected the mice with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), which is relatively harmless in humans with a healthy immune system.