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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Research

Human Hendra Virus Encephalitis Associated with Equine Outbreak, Australia, 2008

Elliott G. PlayfordComments to Author , Brad McCall, Greg Smith, Vicki Slinko, George Allen, Ina Smith, Frederick Moore, Carmel Taylor, Yu-Hsin Kung, and Hume E. Field
Author affiliations: Pathology Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (E.G. Playford); University of Queensland, Brisbane (E.G. Playford, B. McCall); Forensic and Scientific Services, Brisbane (G. Smith, I. Smith, F. Moore, C. Taylor); Brisbane South Public Health, Brisbane (B. McCall, V. Slinko); Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane (E.G. Playford, G. Allen); Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Brisbane (Y.-H. Kung, H. Field)

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Magnetic resonance imaging scans of the brains of 2 patients with Hendra virus encephalitis, Australia, 2008. A) Patient 1 on day 18 of illness, showing cortical and subcortical hyperintense foci. <!-- INSERT SHAPE -->B) Patient 2 on day 25 of illness, showing hyperintense foci in the left precentral gyrus (arrowhead).

Figure 1. Magnetic resonance imaging scans of the brains of 2 patients with Hendra virus encephalitis, Australia, 2008. A) Patient 1 on day 18 of illness, showing cortical and subcortical hyperintense foci. B) Patient 2 on day 25 of illness, showing hyperintense foci in the left precentral gyrus (arrowhead).

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