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</td> </tr> </tbody></table> Biogeographic Barrier That Protects Australia from Avian Flu Does Not Stop Nipah Virus
<hr style="color:#CCCCCC; background-color:#CCCCCC" size="1"> Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0424185155.htm

Biogeographic Barrier That Protects Australia from Avian Flu Does Not Stop Nipah Virus

Apr. 24, 2013 — An invisible barrier separates land animals in Australia from those in south-east Asia may also restrict the spillover of animal-borne diseases like avian flu, but researchers have found that fruit bats on either side of this line can carry Nipah virus, a pathogen that causes severe human disease.

The findings are published April 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Andrew Breed from the University of Queensland, Australia and colleagues from other institutions...

...Journal Reference:

Andrew C. Breed, Joanne Meers, Indrawati Sendow, Katharine N. Bossart, Jennifer A. Barr, Ina Smith, Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, Linfa Wang, Hume E. Field. The Distribution of Henipaviruses in Southeast Asia and Australasia: Is Wallace’s Line a Barrier to Nipah Virus? PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (4): e61316 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061316