lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus

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Noun1.lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus - the RNA virus that causes lymphocytic choriomeningitis; infects mice and monkeys and dogs and guinea pigs and human beings
arenavirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae
Arenaviridae - a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
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LCM virus is an agent of acute central nervous system disease (5) and congenital malformations (6).
LCM virus was introduced into the Americas along with its principal rodent host, Mus musculus (house mouse) (8).
LCM virus, associated with the house mouse (Mus musculus), is the only Old World arenavirus that occurs in the Americas.