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Thursday, May 26 • 14:00 - 14:30
Why vets should be aware of Ebolaviruses

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Over the past 18 months we have experience the largest recorded Ebola virus outbreak. The source of this virus in humans for this outbreak is thought to be bats, however domestic and wild animals have been associated with previous outbreaks of filoviruses. Pigs have been associated with Reston virus in the Philippines and hypothesised by several groups to be a potential source of Ebola virus in African outbreaks. Interestingly, although these viruses do not cause disease in pigs, infected animals shed virus from the respiratory tract and efficiently transmit the virus to other animals and potentially humans. Due to this it is important that veterinarians as well as doctors are aware of Ebolaviruses.

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Dr Glenn Marsh

Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
Dr Glenn Marsh is a senior research scientist at AAHL and Team leader for the Dangerous pathogens team. His major research interests are focused on the pathogenesis of emerging infectious disease threats including henipaviruses, ebolaviruses, coronaviruses and influenza virus. His... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 14:00 - 14:30
City Room 3 Adelaide Convention Centre

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