July 26, 2011

Deadly Hendra virus appears in Australia

The city of Sydney, Australia registers shock at a first-ever occurrence of the deadly Hendra virus, a highly lethal disease that affects horses and humans with no medical cure, as 12 horses have now perished and eight people infected so far, with the disease thought to be spreading south in part due to the effects of climate change.

Sources:
XinhuaNet
Brisbane Times
ABC Link 1
ABC Link 2

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