Trace-Forward Investigation of Mice in Response to Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Outbreak

Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2014;20(2):291-295 DOI 10.3201/eid2002.130861


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Journal Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases

ISSN: 1080-6040 (Print); 1080-6059 (Online)

Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Infectious and parasitic diseases

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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Laura Edison
Barbara Knust
Bret Petersen
Julie Gabel
Craig Manning
Cherie Drenzek
Ute Ströher
Pierre E. Rollin
Douglas Thoroughman
Stuart T. Nichol


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During follow-up of a 2012 US outbreak of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), we conducted a trace-forward investigation. LCMV-infected feeder mice originating from a US rodent breeding facility had been distributed to >500 locations in 21 states. All mice from the facility were euthanized, and no additional persons tested positive for LCMV infection.