Despite the absence of histopathologic alterations, the detection of hCV in a child who died of SIDS is remarkable because the related encephalomyocarditis virus
constitutes a prototypic model for myocarditis in mammals (11).
A wild-type porcine encephalomyocarditis virus
containing a short poly(C) tract is pathogenic to mice, pigs, and cynomolgus macaques.
Human infection with encephalomyocarditis virus
in New South Wales.
Encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV; family Picornaviridae, genus Cardiovirus) is a group of closely related virus strains belonging to 1 serotype with a wide host range (1).
Observations on the natural history of encephalomyocarditis virus.
The type species is Encephalomyocarditis virus
, which includes strains of murine encephalomyocarditis virus
(EMCV), Mengo virus, and Maus Eberfeld virus.
Mengovirus and encephalomyocarditis virus
poly(C) tract lengths can affect virus growth in murine cell culture.