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Prevalence of the Hendra Virus In Australia
Prevalence of the Hendra Virus In Australia
Prevalence of the Hendra Virus In Australia
Prevalence of the Hendra Virus In Australia

As of June 2014, a total of fifty outbreaks of Hendra virus have occurred in Australia, all involving infection of horses. As a result of these events, eighty-three horses have died or been euthanised. A further four died or were euthanized as a result of possible Hendra infection.

Case fatality rate in humans is 60% and in horses 75%

LIST OF AUSTRALIAN HENDRA OUTBREAKS

Four of these outbreaks have spread to humans as a result of direct contact with infected horses.

SOURCE LINK:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henipavirus

 

From 1994 to 2016 inclusive, there have been more than 70 sporadic confirmed cases of Hendra virus infection in horses. Most have been as a result of spill–over of infection from flying foxes (also called fruit bats) which are the natural hosts of this virus. Others have been the result of direct transmission from infected horses. All cases have all occurred in Queensland and in north–east New South Wales.

SOURCE LINK:

https://www.outbreak.gov.au/for-vets-and-scientists/hendra-virus

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