Acute equine respiratory syndrome – a new virus disease affecting humans and horses

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  • Published: 1 Feb 1999

  • Author(s): Hooper, Peter, Dr

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In Queensland, in 1994 and 1995, there were two outbreaks of disease in horses and humans caused by a newly recognised virus, Hendra virus (HeV, formerly known as equine morbillivirus). As it was a new virus, rigid animal quarantine and movement controls were required. It was then recognised that more should be known about the epidemiology of the disease so future decisions about control measures could be made based on scientific information.