Microbiological contamination of laboratory mice and rats in Korea from 1999 to 2003.

@article{Won2006MicrobiologicalCO,
  title={Microbiological contamination of laboratory mice and rats in Korea from 1999 to 2003.},
  author={Young-Suk Won and Eui-Suk Jeong and Hyun Ji Park and Chul-Ho Lee and Ki-Hoan Nam and Hyoung-Chin Kim and Byung Hwa Hyun and Sang-koo Lee and Yang-Kyu Choi},
  journal={Experimental animals},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          11-6
        }
}
To survey the microbiological contamination of laboratory mice and rats in Korea during a 5-year period, we monitored animals housed in mouse and rat facilities with either barrier or conventional systems. At barrier and conventional mouse facilities, the most important pathogen identified was mouse hepatitis virus (MHV), while Mycoplasma pulmonis was the most important pathogen at conventional rat facilities. Interestingly, hantavirus was recovered from both barrier and conventional mouse… CONTINUE READING

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