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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis in Michigan

Erik S. Foster*Comments to Author , Kimberly Signs*, David R. Marks†, Hema Kapoor*1, Margaret Casey*, Mary Grace Stobierski*, and Edward D Walker‡
Author affiliations: *Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Michigan, USA; †United States Department of Agriculture, Okemos, Michigan, USA; ‡Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

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Results of small mammal trapping and laboratory testing in a household exposure, July 25–29, 2004*

Species† No. sampled ELISA Virus isolation‡ and IFA (%) EM (%)
Mus musculus 23 0/23 22/23 (96) 5/5 (100)
Peromyscus leucopus 1 0/1 0/1 0/0
Tamias striatus 1 0/1 0/1 0/0
Blarina brevicauda 1 0/1 0/1 0/0

*LCMV, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus; ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; IFA, immunofluorescence assay; EM, electron microscopy.
†All species other than M. musculus were trapped outside the residence; 1 M. musculus was trapped outside, and the specimen was verified virus positive.
‡One isolate provided to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was confirmed LCMV-positive by polymerase chain reaction.

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1Current affiliation: Quest Diagnostics, Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA

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