Rodents, particularly Mastomys natalensis
, are considered the natural hosts of the virus (2).
Daffis et al., "Mastomys natalensis
and Lassa fever, West Africa," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol.
Microfilariae (mf) were obtained from the peritoneal cavity and adult worm collected from the lymphatic tissue of infected Mastomys natalensis
. Microfilariae and adult worm were washed with RPMI 1640 medium, plated on sterile plastic Petri-plates and incubated at 37[degrees]C for 1 h to remove Mastomys natalensis
peritoneal exudates cells.
However, it has been studied under laboratory conditions in Mastomys natalensis
(Johnston and Oliff, 1954), Baiomys taylori (Hudson, 1974), Peromyscus californicus (Gubernick, 1988), and Proechimys chrysaeolus (Sabogal-Guaqueta et al., 2013), among others.
Effect of picroliv on glutathione metabolism in liver and brain of Mastomys natalensis
infected with Plasmodium berghei.
Like other arenaviruses, Lassa virus is rodent-borne with the multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis
) the primary reservoir and vector of the disease.
Traditional and geometric morphometrics for studying skull morphology during growth in Mastomys natalensis
Tandon, "Antimalarial activity of Andrographis paniculata (Kalmegh) against Plasmodium berghei NK 65 in Mastomys natalensis
," International Journal of Pharmacognosy, vol.
Fate of infective larvae of Brugia malayi in the peritoneal cavity of Mastomys natalensis
and Meriones unguiculatus.
Chatterjee, "Xanthine oxidase, superoxide dismutase, catalase and lipid peroxidation in Mastomys natalensis
: effect of Dipetalonema viteae infection," Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
Experimental infections of the multimmamate rat (Mastomys natalensis
) with Leishmania donovani and Leishmania major.
Egg production and host reaction in Capillaria hepatica infection of Mastomys natalensis
. In: Soulsby, E.