This could be the start of something big—20 years since the identification of bats as the natural host of Hendra virus
作者: Peter BlackIan DouglasHume Field
作者单位: 1Essential Foresight, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
3EcoHealth Alliance, New York, NY, USA
刊名: One Health, 2015, Vol.1 , pp.14-16
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2015.07.001
关键词: Equine morbillivirusHendra virusEmerging zoonosisFlying-foxBatReservoir
原始语种摘要: Abstract(#br)Hendra virus was first described in 1994 in Australia, causally associated with a cluster of fatal equine and human cases at a thoroughbred racing stable in the Brisbane suburb of Hendra. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the identification of pteropid bats (flying-foxes) as the natural host of the virus, and it is timely to reflect on a pivotal meeting of an eclectic group of scientists in that process. They included animal and public health experts, environmental scientists, veterinary and horse industry representatives, and wildlife experts. The task was to review and prioritise wildlife surveillance seeking the origin of the previously unknown virus. The group determined that the likely reservoir must occur in disparate locations, and be capable of moving...
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