Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

One of the two equine hospital staff workers hospitalized with Hendra virus in Australia has died. Veterinarian Ben Cunneen, BVSc, died Wednesday. He had contracted Hendra virus from a horse hospitalized at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the outskirts of the city of Brisbane in the state of Queensland.

A nurse and another veterinarian have also been hospitalized. The nurse and Cunneen

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