Leslie A. Tengelsen PhD DVM


Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal cord. For some people, the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) causes mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all. But the virus is of special concern to people with weak immune systems and to pregnant women. LCMV can infect a baby before birth…

Anthrax

Anthrax is a potentially fatal disease of cattle, horses, sheep, and goats in underdeveloped agricultural regions of South and Central America, southern and eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean as well as in wild livestock in the United States. Anthrax is caused by the bacterium Bacillus…

Tapeworm

A tapeworm is a parasite that attaches to the walls of the intestine after it enters a person’s digestive tract. A person may become infected with tapeworms after eating raw or undercooked meat or fish that contains the worms. A tapeworm infection may not cause any symptoms. If symptoms are present, they may include…

Anthrax

Anthrax is a potentially fatal disease of cattle, horses, sheep, and goats in underdeveloped agricultural regions of South and Central America, southern and eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean as well as in wild livestock in the United States. Anthrax is caused by the bacterium Bacillus…

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

What is hantavirus pulmonary syndrome? Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a lung infection caused by viruses found in the saliva, urine, and droppings of some rodents. The illness is rare but can be deadly. What causes HPS? Most cases of HPS in the U.S. are caused by one type of hantavirus found in the deer mouse…