First Time User? Sign Up Now
First Time User? Enroll now.
Home > Health Library > Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal cord. For some people, the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) causes mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all. But the virus is of special concern to people with weak immune systems and to pregnant women. LCMV can infect a baby before birth and cause disability.
LCMV can be carried by:
To lower your risk of LCMV infection:
Do not use a cabin or any other enclosed shelter that has signs of mice until it has been aired out, cleaned, and disinfected.
Current as of:
June 9, 2019
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Leslie A. Tengelsen, PhD, DVM - Epidemiology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2019 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
UNC Medical Center
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
UNC Health Care Citrix
UNC Medical Center Intranet
Copyright 2020 UNC Health Care. All rights reserved.