Hendra virus infection in a veterinarian
Hanna, Jeffrey N., McBride, William J., Brookes, Dianne L., Shield, Jack, Taylor, Carmel T., Smith, Ina L., Craig, Scott ., and Smith, Greg A. (2006) Hendra virus infection in a veterinarian. Medical Journal of Australia, 185 (10). pp. 562-564.
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A veterinarian became infected with Hendra virus (HeV) after managing a terminally ill horse and performing a limited autopsy with inadequate precautions. Although she was initially only mildly ill, serological tests suggested latent HeV infection. Nevertheless, she remains well 2 years after her initial illness. Recently emerged zoonotic viruses, such as HeV, necessitate appropriate working procedures and personal protective equipment in veterinary practice.
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