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Hendra Virus

Last Modified: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:25:39 GMT
Disease name Hendra Virus
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Definition 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
Contact Sally Gaynor SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link