The HABRI Foundation is calling for research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. To learn more, visit close


Support Options

Report a problem

About you
About the problem
You are here: Home / Conference Proceedings / NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases / About

NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases

By Jules Minke

View Link (HTM)

Licensed under

Category Conference Proceedings

Animals constitute an important source of infectious diseases for humans and the majority of recent emerging diseases in humans are zoonotic. Infections occur through direct or indirect transmission from wildlife reservoirs or via the food chain. Nipah and Hendra viruses have recently joined the growing list of viruses that emerged from bats to cause serious disease in humans and livestock. Although the precise mode of virus transmission is not fully understood, human infection appears to be the result of close contact with infected horses and pigs that act as amplifying hosts. Improved control strategies are necessary to reduce the transmission risk, including surveillance, management and vaccination of livestock and human populations at risk. Currently there is no commercial vaccine available, although several experimental vaccines are in the pipeline that look promising and are considered for development. In this paper, the pros and cons of the different platforms for vaccine development will be discussed.


Katie Carroll

Date 2010
Publisher ECI Digital Archives
Language English
Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Jules Minke (2015), "NIPAH/HENDRA: Understanding the Links Between Human and Veterinary Emerging Diseases,"

    BibTex | EndNote

  1. Animal welfare
  2. Diseases
  3. Health
  4. human-animal contact
  5. Infectious diseases
  6. pathogens
  7. Veterinary medicine
  8. Zoonoses