Friday, January 25, 2008

Nat'l Geographic: Animals & Human Exchange Disease

In September 1994, a violent disease erupted among racehorses in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. The place, called Hendra, was a quiet old neighborhood filled with racecourses, stables, newsstands that sell tip sheets, corner caf├ęs with names like The Feed Bin, and racing people. The first victim was a pregnant mare named Drama Series, who started showing symptoms in an outlying pasture and was brought back to her trainer's stable for doctoring, where she only got worse.
Read more: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/2007-10/infectious-animals/quammen-text.html

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