Diseases

Name

Hendra virus infection

Names alternate

HeV infection
Equine morbillivirus
Acute equine respiratory syndrome

Parents
(1) Respiratory diseases
Agents
(1) Hendra virus > Paramyxoviridae > Virus
Populations
(1) Horse (Equus ferus caballus) > Hoofed animal > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
(2) Human (Homo sapiens sapiens) > Primate > Placental mammal (Eutheria) > Mammal (Mammalia) > Vertebrate > Animal (Animalia)
Transmission
(1) Casual contact
(2) Fomite
(3) Ingestion
(4) Vector-borne
Properties
(1) Emerging or re-emerging
(2) Select agents or toxins
(3) Zoonotic
Documents
(1) Kung NY: Overview of Hendra Virus Infection (2014)
(2) WHO: Hendra Virus (HeV) Infection (None)
Notes

Hendra virus infection and disease in horses has only been reported in Australia, and events are sporadic and infrequent, with 14 events recorded between 1994 and 2010.

In July 2011, a dog on a property with horses infected with Hendra virus (in Queensland) was identified as seropositive without any clinical signs. In July 2013, a dog on a property (in New South Wales) with Hendra virus infection in a horse was confirmed to be infected with the same virus.

Fruit bats (suborder Megachiroptera) are the natural reservoir of the virus.

Created

2015-07-22 16:42:08+00:00

Modified

2015-09-03 19:10:41.513978+00:00