Vaccine protects against Hendra virus

CSIRO scientists have developed an experimental vaccine that helps to protect horses against the deadly Hendra virus. Depending on further development, field trials and registration the vaccine may be available as early as 2012.

Stopping the disease in horses could also help protect people from the disease. Hendra virus first appeared in 1994 and five of the 14 known outbreaks have spread to people. The virus has killed four of the seven people infected.

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