Assessing the risk of transmission of three infectious agents among mice housed in a negatively pressurized caging system.

@article{Myers2003AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the risk of transmission of three infectious agents among mice housed in a negatively pressurized caging system.},
  author={David D Myers and Ellen D Smith and Isabelle B Schweitzer and Jason D. Stockwell and Beverly J. Paigen and Rachel Bates and Jay Palmer and Abigail L. Smith},
  journal={Contemporary topics in laboratory animal science},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={16-21}
}
Previous studies from our institution have shown that ventilated caging run at negative pressure to a mouse room dramatically reduced exposure of personnel to the major mouse allergen, Mus m 1. The current study was designed to determine whether negative cage ventilation posed an inordinate risk for spread of infectious agents between cages and/or racks. B6;129S-Tnfsf5(tm1Imx)/J (TNF) mice, which were naturally and persistently infected with Pneumocystis carinii, Helicobacter bilis, and… CONTINUE READING