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Veterinarian in Australia Is Sickened After Being Exposed to a Rare Virus

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A veterinarian in Australia has been hospitalized in critical condition after exposure to the rare Hendra virus, according to local reports, which said he fell ill after treating two dying horses on a Queensland stud farm.

The virus was found in 1994 and has never been seen outside Australia since its discovery in Hendra, a Brisbane suburb. There have been only a dozen outbreaks, but the virus has proved lethal to horses and to humans caring for them. About 70 percent of the horses infected have died, and so have three of the six people known to have caught it from them ā€” a veterinarian, a farmer and a prominent horse trainer, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
 
 

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