Monday, 21 August 2017

Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in Australia

60 outbreaks of Hendra have caused the death of seven people and 102 horses to date

Date: August 15, 2017
Source: University of Sydney

There is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due to human intrusion into their habitats, human proximity to woodlands and vegetation loss, a new study reveals.

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