Aussie Horse virus

Somsak Pantuwatana - SCMI scspt at MUCC.MAHIDOL.AC.TH
Thu Sep 29 21:44:21 EST 1994


	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

On Fri, 30 Sep 1994 robert at chironex.jcu.edu.au wrote:

> In article <JEB.Harrison-280994120018 at 130.216.55.61> JEB.Harrison at auckland.ac.nz (Jane Harrison) writes:
> >Has anyone heard of the virus that has killed 14 horses and a trainer in
> >Queensland?
> >Just very interetsed.  The Horses went off their food, then had trouble
> >breathing and died, and the trianer exhibited the same symptoms and was
> >hosptialised, ending up on respirators and a dyalsis machine, and died
> >today.
> 
> 
> Yep, well the word I have from someone at AAHL is that it is a paramyxo.
> Just as soon as I know more, I'll post it
> Cheers,
> 
> 
> 
> Robert
> 
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