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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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.
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|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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