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Microbes Infect. 2001 Apr;3(4):307-14.

The natural history of Hendra and Nipah viruses.

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Animal Research Institute, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, LMB 4 Moorooka 4105, Brisbane, Australia.


Pteropid bats (flying foxes), species of which are the probable natural host of both Hendra and Nipah viruses, occur in overlapping populations from India to Australia. Ecological changes associated with land use and with animal husbandry practices appear most likely to be associated with the emergence of these two agents.

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