Experimental encephalomyocarditis virus infection in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus).

Two strains of Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus), Tumble Brook (TUM) and Japan Medical Science (JMS), were intraperitoneally inoculated with the D variant of encephalomyocarditis virus (EMC-D) and killed 3 days later. Mortality was significantly higher in females than in males. Evidence of viral replication was detected in the heart of both strains… (More)