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Document ID (ISN)69147
CIS number 97-1010
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) O'Sullivan J.D., et al.
Title Fatal encephalitis due to novel paramyxovirus transmitted from horses
Bibliographic information 11 Jan. 1997, Vol.349, No.9045, p.93-95. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access 97-1010.pdf [in English]
Abstract A case study is presented of a man who developed aseptic meningitic illness shortly after caring for two horses that died from equine morbillivirus (EMV) infection. He also assisted at their necropsies without using a protective mask or gloves. 13 months later, he suffered severe encephalitis, characterized by uncontrolled focal and generalized epileptic activity. He died 14 days after hospitalization. The results of serology, electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry suggest that EMV was the cause of the encephalitis.
Descriptors (primary) zoonoses; handling of animals; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; fatalities; meningitis; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Livestock rearing
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)