Meningitis due to lymphocytic-choriomeningitis (LCM) virus occurred in a 36-year-old man after brief contact with infected hamsters. To our knowledge, this is the second instance of an LCM infection developing in a man exposed to hamsters used for experimental tumor investigation.
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