Hendra Virus documentary on YouTube

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Monday, 13 January, 2014

Hendra Virus is a zoonotic emerging infectious disease (EID) that spills over from flying foxes (Pteropus spp) in Australia to horses and then to humans. Seven people have been infected and four have died, two of them veterinarians. The Hendra virus vaccine for horses will drastically reduce the risk of human cases through protecting horses.

Zoetis Australia, the manufacturer of the Hendra vaccine, has produced a six chapter documentary that looks at people who have had first-hand experiences in dealing with Hendra Virus. The documentary is interesting and informative. This is not just a video to increase sales of the vaccine, but a valuable contribution to the fight against EIDs.

Start the series here at YouTube.

Posted by Rick Speare