Some observations on hamster-derived human infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus.Bull World Health Organ. 1975; 52(4-6):561-5.BW
The sequence of events leading to the diagnosis of recent outbreaks of hamster-borne lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) in New York State is briefly reviewed. Some relevant experiments on persistent LCM infection of hamsters are described, including measurements of complement levels in the affected animals. Evidence is discussed which suggests that complement has an important role in eliminating free virus in the circulation by participating in virus neutralization.