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Hendra Virus Overview by Donna Anderson HeV kills 75% of the horses that get it and you are not allowed to keep a horse that gets the virus and recovers. It must be put down (in case it passes HeV onto humans at a later date I presume.) The fatality rate in humans is currently 57%. …

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Vaccine for Hendra Virus

CSIRO scientists have shown that a new experimental vaccine helps to protect horses against the deadly Hendra virus. Dr Deborah Middleton from CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) announced the successful progress to develop the vaccine at the Australian Veterinary Association conference in Adelaide. “Our trials so far have shown that the vaccine prevents the …

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