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Hendra virus infection in a veterinarian

Hanna, J.N. and McBride, W.J. and Brookes, D.L. and Shield, J. and Taylor, C.T. and Smith, I.L. and Craig, S.B. and Smith, G.A. (2006) Hendra virus infection in a veterinarian. Medical Journal of Australia, 185 (10). pp. 562-564.

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Article URL: http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/185_10_201106/han10698_fm.html
Publisher URL: http://www.ampco.com.au

Abstract

A veterinarian became infected with Hendra virus (HeV) after managing a terminally ill horse and performing a limited autopsy with inadequate precautions. Although she was initially only mildly ill, serological tests suggested latent HeV infection. Nevertheless, she remains well 2 years after her initial illness. Recently emerged zoonotic viruses, such as HeV, necessitate appropriate working procedures and personal protective equipment in veterinary practice.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Agri-Science, Crop and Food Science, Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:© Australasian Medical Publishing Company.
Keywords:Nipah Viruses; encephalitis; horses; Morbillivirus; diagnosis; disease.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Horses
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary virology
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary epidemiology. Epizootiology
Deposited On:02 Feb 2009 07:02
Last Modified:05 Dec 2011 03:01

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