Mouse Viral Pathogen Identified

Disease Detection

On March 21 and 22, 2016, the Office of Animal Resources detected the presence of an excluded viral mouse pathogen through the health surveillance program. 

The identified agent is a mouse-specific rotavirus, known as Epizootic Diarrhea of Infant Mice, or EDIM.  The initial disease detection identified a total of nine animal housing rooms in two non-barrier facilities which have been quarantined against all animal movement.  OAR will provide regular update communications to all rodent investigators as more information becomes available.

Researcher Communications

A secure website has been created for resources and communication with researchers and laboratory staff.  Please refer to the following url and use your hawkid login for access:


Contact Us

Please contact an OAR veterinarian at or 335-7985 with any questions or concerns