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New Virus In Bats May Hold Key To Hendra Virus
2012-08-03 11:30:53

Australian scientists have discovered a new virus in bats that could help shed light on how Hendra and Nipah viruses cause disease and death in animals and humans.

2012-01-13 12:34:00

A new study on African bats provides a vital clue for unravelling the mysteries in Australia's battle with the deadly Hendra virus.

Hendra-Infected Monkeys Respond to Human Antibody Treatment
2011-10-20 05:12:00

Monkeys infected with the deadly Hendra virus responded to a new treatment in which they were given human antibodies.

2011-05-17 12:42:05

CSIRO scientists have shown that a new experimental vaccine helps to protect horses against the deadly Hendra virus.

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2010-01-19 07:43:17

Scientists are starting to think that the recent appearance of Hendra virus is a symptom of bats showing stress as a result of changes we’ve made to the environment.

2009-11-05 12:39:31

Hendra has given bats a bad name. Understandable given Hendra virus has killed people and horses, and scientists have discovered that Hendra virus is carried by bats. But it’s not all the bats’ fault.

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2009-10-30 10:29:53

There has been a breakthrough in the fight against the deadly Hendra virus following the development of a treatment which shows great potential to save the lives of people who become infected with the virus.

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2009-04-15 12:54:25

Groundbreaking CSIRO research into how the deadly Hendra virus spreads promises to save the lives of both horses and humans in the future.

2005-07-28 13:39:48

A collaborative research team from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have made a major breakthrough in efforts to combat two deadly viruses that could be engineered for use as bioweapons. The team isolated the functional receptor for the Nipah and Hendra viruses--naturally occurring and highly pathogenic paramyxoviruses for which no treatments or vaccines are currently available.


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