equine morbillivirus


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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

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.
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Transmission studies of Hendra virus (equine morbillivirus) in fruit bats, horses and cats.
Screening of bat carers for antibodies to equine morbillivirus. Comm Dis Intelligence 1996;20:477-8.
In the past 4 years, three newly described zoonotic viral diseases have been reported from Australia; two of these diseases are caused by the paramyxoviruses Menangle and Hendra (formerly equine morbillivirus), and the third is caused by Australian bat lyssavirus.

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