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Hendra Virus

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:25:39 GMT
Disease name
Hendra Virus
Species affected
Multiple(not specified)
Hendra virus is an emerging viral disease of horses and humans in Australia. The virus is shed by fruit bats to horses and causes severe respiratory and neurological disease, with a high mortality rate. Hendra virus has spread from affected horses to humans, with subsequent human fatalities reported. (WHO)
Status in Ireland
Disease absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Never reported
DAFM Division Responsible
NDCC & Border Inspection Posts
Sally Gaynor SSVI
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