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List of Excluded Rodent Disease Agents

This is a list of rodent pathogens excluded from Harvard animal facilities. Sentinel monitoring information for these agents is helpful for consideration of eligibility for quarantine. Animals infected by these agents are not eligible for Specific Pathogen Free barrier housing.

Viruses

Mouse Viruses

Rat Viruses

Mouse Hepatitis Virus (MHV)

Rat Corona Virus/Sialodacryoadenitis (RCV/SDAV)

Pneumonia Virus of Mice (PVM)

Kilham Rat Virus (Parvovirus of rats)

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM)

Toolan's H-1

Sendai virus

Sendai virus


Minute Virus of Mice (MVM)

Hantaan virus

Mouse adenovirus (Mas-Fl)

Pneumonia Virus of Mice (PVM)

Ectromelia - mouse pox virus


Rat Cytomegalovirus (RCMV)

Reo-3

Reo-3

Epizootic Diarrhea of Infant Mice (EDIM)

Infectious Diarrhea of Infant Rats (IDIR)

Mouse Cytomegalovirus (MCMV)

TMEV (MHG)

Mouse Thymic Virus (MTV)

 

Polyoma virus

 

TMEV (Theiler's GD VII)

 

Mouse Parvovirus (MPV)

 

Lactic Dehydrogenase Elevating Virus (LDHEV)

 

Bacteria

  • Bacillus piliformis (Tyzzer's disease)
  • Cilia associated respiratory bacillus (CAR bacillus) - rats only
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Helicobacter hepaticus
  • Helicobacter bilis
  • Chlamydia spp.
  • Corynebacterium kutscheri
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Leptospira spp.
  • Mycoplasma pulmonis
  • Pasteurella pneumotropica
  • Salmonella enteritidis
  • Spirillum minus
  • Streptobacillus moniliformis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
  • Yersinia spp.

Parasites

Arthropods — Such as Polyplax spp., Radfordia spp., Myobis musculi, Psorergates simplex, Mycoptes musculinus, Trichoecius rombousti, etc.

Protozoa and Helminths — Such as Haemobartonella muris (rats), Eperythrozoon coccoides (mice), Spironucleus muris, Aspicularis tetraptera, Syphacia spp., Hymenolepis nana, Hymenolepis diminuta and Trichosomoides crassicauda (rats).


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