Risk Factors for Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
List of Risk Factors for Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
The list of risk factors mentioned for Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Individuals of all ages who
come into contact with urine, feces, saliva, or blood of the house mouse
are potentially at risk for infection. Laboratory workers who themselves
handle infected animals are also at risk. However, this risk can be
minimized by utilizing animals from sources that regularly test for the
virus, wearing proper protective laboratory gear, and following
appropriate safety precautions. Owners of pet mice or hamsters may be at
risk for infection if these animals originate from colonies with
circulating LCMV, or if the animals become infected from other wild mice.
Human fetuses are at risk of acquiring infection vertically from infected
maternal blood. (Source: excerpt from Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis: DVRD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.