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HENDRA VIRUS UPDATE

Deborah Finlaison, Veterinary virologist, Virology Laboratory, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle

Posted Flock & Herd March 2012

This presentation will review the history of Hendra virus outbreaks, give an overview of the characteristics of the virus, and discuss the diagnostic tests for identification of Hendra virus infection and the samples that should be collected for exclusion testing. In addition, an update will be provided on upcoming research programs, vaccination and human therapeutics.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries and Queensland Government websites provide extensive resources on Hendra virus for veterinarians and horse owners. Please refer to these websites for detailed information on Hendra virus.

NSW Department of Primary Industries: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

Queensland Government - Primary Industries and Fisheries: www.dpi.qld.gov.au

Guidelines for veterinarians handling potential Hendra virus infection in horses (Version 4.2 - December 2011): www.dpi.qld.gov.au

 


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