Inapparent Infection of Syrian Hamsters with the Virus of Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

  • U. Förster
  • G. Wachendörfer


Employing complement fixation tests and virus isolation procedures, 598 Syrian hamsters from 11 colonies were examined for LCM virus; 6 colonies were found to be infected. A new colony was started with adult hamsters from a heavily infected colony as breeding stock. LCM virus could not be detected among the progeny.


Meningitis Myelitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Förster
    • 1
  • G. Wachendörfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Staatliches VeterinäruntersuchungsamtFrankfurtBundesrepublik Deutschland

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