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A Morbillivirus that Caused Fatal Fisease in Horses and Humans

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Murray, K., Selleck, P., Hooper, P., Hyatt, A., Gould, A., Gleeson, L., Westbury, H., Hiley, L., Selvey, L., Rodwell, B. and Ketterer, P. (1995) A Morbillivirus that Caused Fatal Fisease in Horses and Humans. Science, 268 (5207). pp. 94-97.

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.7701348

Publisher URL: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.7701348


A morbillivirus has been isolated and added to an increasing list of emerging viral diseases. This virus caused an outbreak of fatal respiratory disease in horses and humans. Genetic analyses show it to be only distantly related to the classic morbilliviruses rinderpest, measles, and canine distemper. When seen by electron microscopy, viruses had 10- and 18-nanometer surface projections that gave them a "double-fringed" appearance. The virus induced syncytia that developed in the endothelium of blood vessels, particularly the lungs.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Subjects:Veterinary medicine
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary virology
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary medicine of special organs, regions and systems
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Horses
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
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