- Close contact with known cases of VM
- Immunocompromised hosts may be more susceptible to cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and adenovirus
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is commonly transmitted via exposure to rodent feces, bodily fluids, or nesting materials:
- Rodent bites and vertical transmission as mechanisms of infection are possible but unconfirmed
Cases of VM in the elderly are rare but documented. Consider alternative diagnoses (e.g., carcinomatous meningitis, NSAID- or medication-induced meningitis, etc.) in the elderly population.Genetics
No genetic predispositions have been established relating to increased susceptibility to VM.
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