Lymphocytic choriomeningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal cord. For some people, the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) causes mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all. But the virus is of special concern to people with weak immune systems and to pregnant women. LCMV can infect a baby before birth and cause disability.
LCMV can be carried by:
To lower your risk of LCMV infection:
Do not use a cabin or any other enclosed shelter that has signs of mice until it has been aired out, cleaned, and disinfected.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Leslie Tengelsen, DVM, PhD|
|Last Revised||May 8, 2013|
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