Agent Name

Heniparvirus

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

The first human cases were recognized in 1994 and 1999. The Hendra cases followed close contact with sick horses in Australia, and the Nipah cases occurred in pig farmers in Malaysia. Patients developed encephalitis and pneumonitis.

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