Hendra virus

Pathogen Type: virus

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Family:
Paramyxoviridae
Genus:
Henipavirus
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Relatives

Hendra virus (HeV) is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae and one of two virus species in the genus Henipavirus (the other being Nipah virus). HeV was first isolated in 1994 from specimens obtained during an outbreak of respiratory and neurologic disease in horses and humans in Hendra, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia.

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