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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.

 

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