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Field, H. (2009) Hendra virus infection risks. Neurology Asia, 14 . pp. 77-78.

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Bats of the genus Pteropus are natural hosts of henipaviruses, an emergent group of viruses that includes two recognised members of the genus: Hendra virus and Nipah virus. Hendra virus was first described in 1994 in Australia. To date, there have been 11 recognised spillover events of Hendra virus to horses, four of these involving subsequent horse-to-human transmission, Animal health authorities in Australia foster increased awareness, alertness and preparedness in the horse-owning and veterinary communities, and encourage husbandry practices to minimize risk of exposure of horses to flying fox excreta. However, the proximate triggers for spillover events remain unclear.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:animal husbandry awareness bat conference paper deforestation epidemic fox Hendra virus horse human infection risk Nipah virus nonhuman virus infection virus transmission wildlife animal disease animal health article Henipavirus infection virus cell interaction
Subjects:Animal culture > Small animal culture
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary virology
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Horses
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Last Modified:17 Feb 2022 04:00

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