The changing face of the henipaviruses.

  title={The changing face of the henipaviruses.},
  author={Emma L Croser and Glenn A Marsh},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={167 1-2},
The Henipavirus genus represents a group of paramyxoviruses that are some of the deadliest of known human and veterinary pathogens. Hendra and Nipah viruses are zoonotic pathogens that can cause respiratory and encephalitic illness in humans with mortality rates that exceed 70%. Over the past several years, we have seen an increase in the number of cases and an altered clinical presentation of Hendra virus in naturally infected horses. Recent increase in the number of cases has also been… CONTINUE READING