Aussie Horse virus

robert at chironex.jcu.edu.au robert at chironex.jcu.edu.au
Sun Oct 2 22:49:18 EST 1994


In article <Pine.3.89.9409300913.A13455-0100000 at mucc.mahidol.> scspt at MUCC.MAHIDOL.AC.TH (Somsak Pantuwatana - SCMI) writes:
>	In Thailand, it has been demonstrated that Japanese encephalitis 
>virus, a member of Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae, can kill both 
>horses and man. This is one of the possible causative agent for Aussie 
>Horse virus. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, Culex 
>tritaeniorhyncus, Culex gelidus and others.
>		Somsak Pantuwatana, Ph.D.
>		Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science
>		Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
>


Whilst we cannot discount the possibility that JEV has been imported into Australia, the symptomatology and the known relationship to paramyxo viruses makes JEV an unlikely candidate

Cheers,



Robert

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