Latest Henipavirus Stories
An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and three groups within the National Institutes of Health reports a new breakthrough in countering the deadly Nipah virus.
A fruit bat population living in central Africa was found to be infected with two deadly viruses that could make the leap to humans.
An invisible barrier separates land animals in Australia from those in south-east Asia may also restrict the spillover of animal-borne diseases like avian flu, but researchers have found that fruit bats on either side of this line can carry Nipah virus, a pathogen that causes severe human disease.
Researchers have successfully tested a vaccine for the deadly Nipah virus in monkeys, raising hopes that it could provide similar protection for humans.
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.
Where do viruses dangerous to humans come from, and how have they evolved?
A new study on African bats provides a vital clue for unravelling the mysteries in Australia's battle with the deadly Hendra virus.
Monkeys infected with the deadly Hendra virus responded to a new treatment in which they were given human antibodies.
CSIRO scientists have shown that a new experimental vaccine helps to protect horses against the deadly Hendra virus.
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have identified a potential new treatment for the Nipah and Hendra viruses, two lethal and emerging viruses for which there is currently no treatment or vaccine available.
Henipavirus, a genus of the Paramyxoviridae family, contains two members: Hendravirus and Nipahvirus. Pteropid fruit bats are natural harborers of the henipaviruses. They are characterized by a large genome, a wide host range, and their zoonotic pathogens. They viruses are pleomorphic and range in shape from 40 to 600 nm in diameter. They have a lipid membrane overlying a shell of viral matrix protein. The core has a single helical strand of genomic RNA tightly bound to N protein and...
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