Hendra Virus Infection (see Hendra Virus Infection)

Viral Diseases

Animals Involved

Fruit bats are normal reservoir hostÍž horses can be infected

Known Distributions

Australia

Probable Means of Spreading

Direct contact with infected animals (all human cases have been linked with horses) or contaminated tissues

Clinical Manifestations in People

Respiratory infection, encephalitis (including recurrent encephalitis)Íž few cases described but several were fatal

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