Hendra virus


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Related to Hendra virus: Nipah virus

equine Morbillivirus

a species causing a fatal respiratory disease in horses and humans in Australia, with encephalitis also seen in some human cases.
Synonym(s): Hendra virus

Hendra virus

(hĕn′drə)
n.
A paramyxovirus that causes respiratory illness and encephalitis in humans and is transmitted primarily from horses.

e·quine mor·bil·li·vi·rus

(ē'kwīn mōr-bil'i-vī'rŭs)
A viral species causing a fatal respiratory disease in horses and humans in Australia, with encephalitis also seen in some human cases.
Synonym(s): Hendra virus.

Hendra virus

the cause of a highly fatal respiratory virus disease of horses. A paramyxovirus in the genus Henipavirus, related to Nipah virus, that is transmitted from bats and is zoonotic causing a highly fatal but rare infection in humans.
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