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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010


Genome Sequence Conservation of Hendra Virus Isolates during Spillover to Horses, Australia

Glenn A. MarshComments to Author , Shawn Todd, Adam Foord, Eric Hansson, Kelly R. Davies, Lynda Wright, Chris Morrissy, Kim Halpin1, Deborah Middleton, Hume E. Field, Peter Daniels, and Lin-Fa Wang
Author affiliations: Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (G.A. Marsh, S. Todd, A. Foord, E. Hansson, K. Davies, L. Wright, C. Morrissy, K. Halpin, D. Middleton, P. Daniels, L.-F. Wang); Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (H.E. Field, L.-F. Wang); Biosecurity Queensland, Brisbane (H.E. Field); 1Current affiliation: Life Technologies, Singapore.

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Table 1

Hendra virus outbreaks affecting horses and humans, Australia, August 1994–May 2010*

Date Location Horses, no. cases Humans, no. cases/no. deaths
1994 Aug Mackay, QLD 2 1/1
1994 Sep Hendra, QLD 20 2/1
1999 Jan Trinity Beach, QLD 1 0/0
2004 Oct Gordonvale, QLD 1 1/0
2004 Dec Townsville, QLD 1 0/0
2006 Jun Peachester, QLD 1 0/0
2006 Oct Murwillumbah, NSW 1 0/0
2007 Jun Peachester, QLD 1 0/0
2007 Jul Clifton Beach, QLD 1 0/0
2008 Jul Redlands, QLD 5 2/1
2008 Jul Proserpine, QLD 3 0/0
2009 Jul Rockhampton, QLD 3 1/1
2009 Sep Bowen, QLD 3 0/0
2010 May
Tewantin, QLD
Total 44 7/4

*QLD, Queensland; NSW, New South Wales.

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