To identify the major routes of Hendra Virus excretion in naturally infected flying-foxes, and secondarily, to identify between-species variation in excretion prevalence.
Type of Study:
Urine as the most plausible source of Hendra infection for flying-foxes and for horses. There were no detections in P. poliocephalus (Grey-headed FF) or P. scapulatus (Little red FF), suggesting that these species are epidemiologically less important than P. alecto (black FF) in Hendra Virus infection dynamics.
Summary statistics (mean and CI)
Queensland and New South Wales
Response variable :
Detection of Hendra Virus in urine, serum, urogenital, preputial, nasal, oral and rectal swab samples
Edson, D., Field, H., McMichael, L., Vidgen, M., Goldspink, L., Broos, A., Melville, D., Kristoffersen, J., de Jong, C., McLaughlin, A., Davis, R., Kung, N., Jordan, D., Kirkland, P., Smith, C. (2015) Routes of hendra virus excretion in naturally-infected flying-foxes: Implications for viral transmission and spillover risk. PLoS One. 10, e0140670.