Independent lineage of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus), Spain

Juan Ledesma, Cesare Giovanni Fedele, Francisco Carro, Lourdes Lledó, María Paz Sánchez-Seco, Antonio Tenorio, Ramón Casimiro Soriguer, José Vicente Saz, Gerardo Domínguez, María Flora Rosas, Jesús Félix Barandika, María Isabel Gegúndez

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Abstract

To clarify the presence of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) in Spain, we examined blood and tissue specimens from 866 small mammals. LCMV RNA was detected in 3 of 694 wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus). Phylogenetic analyses suggest that the strains constitute a new evolutionary lineage. LCMV antibodies were detected in 4 of 10 rodent species tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1677-1680
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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