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Pet Rodents and Fatal Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis in Transplant Patients


Three organ transplant recipients died from infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), which was traced back to a hamster owned by the daughter of the organ donor. Dr. Brian Amman, a mammalogist with the Special Pathogens Branch at CDC, discusses the dangers LCMV may pose to people with immune disorders, as well as to pregnant women. Created: 5/16/2007 by CDC, Office of the Director. Date Released: 5/16/2007. Series Name: Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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