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Horse and Cattle Viruses

In 1994-95 a new virus appeared in Queensland, killing two humans and fifteen horses in two separate outbreaks. In January 1999, another horse, near Cairns, died of the disease. This virus is now called Hendra virus. This transmission electron micrograph shows Hendra virus (on left) prepared by negative contrast electron microscopy. The double fringe of the virus can be clearly seen. Bovine parainfluenza virus 3 (BPIV-3) is another virus in the Paramyxoviridae family, the same broad grouping to which the newly emergent Hendra virus belongs. BPIV-3 (on right) possess a single fringe, rather than the double fringe seen in Hendra virus.

Image produced by Electron Microscopy Unit, Australian Animal Health Laboratory.

Photographer : Electron Microscopy Unit AAHL

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