|Document ID (ISN)||69147|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||O'Sullivan J.D., et al.
||Fatal encephalitis due to novel paramyxovirus transmitted from horses
||11 Jan. 1997, Vol.349, No.9045, p.93-95. Illus. 5 ref.
||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.
||zoonoses; handling of animals; virus diseases
||Australia; fatalities; meningitis; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)