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Tag: fruit bats

Lyssavirus

Lyssavirus

Lyssavirus is related to the rabies virus. Thankfully, Lyssavirus is a rare disease in Australia and only three human deaths have been recorded since it was discovered in 1996. People…

Hendra virus

Hendra virus (HeV) is a rare, zoonotic virus (a virus transmitted to humans from animals). It is spread by its natural host - fruit bats, and can then be passed…