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.
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
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.