Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

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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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