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Causes of Hendra Virus

Primary Cause of Hendra Virus

The primary cause of Hendra Virus is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Hendra Virus Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Hendra Virus:

Hendra Virus: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hendra Virus, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hendra Virus:

Hendra Virus: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Hendra Virus: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Hendra Virus?

Article excerpts about the causes of Hendra Virus:
Hendra virus can infect more than one species of animal. Scientists believe fruit bats (also known as flying foxes) are the natural 'host' of the virus. This means the virus is carried by fruit bats, but has little effect on them. However, when it is transmitted to humans, horses, and other animals its effect can be lethal. Experimental studies have shown that in horses and cats the virus can cause fatal pneumonia. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hendra Virus: CDC-OC)

Related information on causes of Hendra Virus:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hendra Virus may be found in:


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