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Equine disease surveillance
Focus on: Hendra virus in Australia
  1. Kristopher Hughes, BVSc(Hons), FANZCVSc, DipECEIM
  1. School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, NSW 2678, Australia
  1. e-mail: krhughes{at}


Cases of Hendra virus infection in horses in Australia have been seen regularly since the virus was first isolated in 1994. Kristopher Hughes, associate professor of equine medicine at Charles Sturt University in Australia, gives an overview of how knowledge of the virus has developed in the past 20 years

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