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

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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Precautions must be taken by horse owners, handlers and veterinary staff to minimise the risk of Hendra virus infection in horses and people.
There have been three recognized outbreaks of Hendra virus in Australia, in 1994, 1995, and 1999.
Antibodies to Hendra virus were detected at the Australian Animal Health Laboratories in blood samples from four of 100 pigs imported from Malaysia for slaughter in another Singapore abattoir.
Since its first appearance in 1994, the Hendra virus has killed more than 80 horses and four of the seven people infected to date.
President of EVA, Dr Ben Poole, said its critical that horses located in and around high-risk Hendra areas are vaccinated against Hendra virus.
In the case of rare outbreaks like the Hendra virus, GIS is a vital tool to identify the main factors (geographical, environmental and other factors) of disease transmission, and to use for disease monitoring, identifying at-risk populations, producing prediction models and generating warning systems according to spatial distributions.
The paper provides a current, succinct summary of knowledge and understanding about the Hendra virus suitable for high school students with cited references garnered from Australian government and CSIRO websites and research publications--the latter providing more in-depth content if sought by students.
Hendra virus and the closely related Nipah virus are found in Pteropid fruit bats (flying foxes) and are emerging viruses capable of causing severe illness and death in a variety of domestic animals and humans.
Test results overnight have confirmed this as a case of Hendra virus infection," Biosecurity Queensland said.
Cunneen, 33, is the third person known to have died of Hendra virus in Queensland.
After the discoveries of Hendra virus and Nipah virus in recent years, scientists in Australia have identified a virus that devastates pigs' reproductive capacity and has caused illness in at least two people.
WASHINGTON, April 8 Kyodo A new virus related to the Hendra virus is responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people during an outbreak of encephalitis in Malaysia last September, a report issued Thursday by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.