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Aussie Horse virus

RYBICKI, ED ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Tue Oct 11 03:20:39 EST 1994

> The virus was (as I mentioned in a previous post)  Morbilli, one 
of the 
> paramyxoviruses. I was unaware the trainer had died. Up until a 
few days ago, 
> no virus could be isolated from his system, but his blood lit up 
> appropriate elisa like a Xmas tree, and it was the same virus as 
killed the 
> horses.
> Just as well we are not in for any virological suprises hey Ed?

no surprises there, are there?  Unless, of course, the thing turns 
out to be the same one which infects seals in the North Sea - and to 
be unusually airborne?

But seriously, anything other than "morbillivirus"?  I am teaching 
at the moment on routes of infection, and the class is fascinated by 
zoonotic agents...!
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