"Hendra virus (formerly called equine morbillivirus) is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae. The virus was first isolated in 1994 from specimens obtained during an outbreak of respiratory and neurologic disease in horses and humans in Hendra, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia." (from CDC)
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Hendra Virus Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention present details of pathology, signs and symptoms, with a fact sheet to download.
Merck Veterinary Manual: Hendra Virus Infection
Etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, transmission, clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment, control, prevention and zoonotic risk.
Encyclopedia article on this genus of viruses responsible for the infectious diseases, Hendravirus and Nipahvirus, and transmitted by fruit bats. Includes details of the emergence and outbreaks of each disease.
Qld vet dies of Hendra virus
ABC news report of the first human death in ten years. (August 21, 2008)
Hendra virus horse put down
ABC news report of the euthanasia of an infected animal who recovered from the virus. (August 15, 2008)
Hendra virus infection in a veterinarian
The Medical Journal of Australia presents an account of one of the human cases, including details of the mode of transmission from horses. (September 01, 2006)
The Exceptionally Large Genome of Hendra Virus
Abstract from The Journal of Virology supports the creation of a new genus within the Family Paramyxoviridae. Full text available to download. (August 15, 2000)
Isolation of Hendra virus from pteropid bats
Abstract from the Journal of General Virology. Full text article may be downloaded free of charge. (August 01, 2000)
New virus emerges in Malaysia
A full-text article from the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association describes a case in a pig farmer. [PDF] (June 01, 1999)
Outbreak of Hendra-Like Virus
The CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report describes cases from Malaysia and Singapore in 1998-1999. (April 09, 1999)
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