Bat urine reveals extended range for new Hendra virus variant

Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security
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Griffith University researchers have discovered a new Hendra virus variant that may pass to horses and humans much more widely across Australia than previously known. Published in Emerging Infectious Disease, the variant was detected in the urine of black and grey-headed flying foxes across an extended geographical distribution from mid-north coast NSW to southeast Queensland. […]

Wildlife trade bans not the only option to reduce pandemic risk

Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security
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New Griffith University-led research suggests that existing systems for food safety, rather than broad, untargeted bans on wildlife trade are key to preventing the next pandemic.  Published in Lancet Planetary Health, with co-authors from the International Union for Conservation of Nature Wildlife Health Specialist Group and TRAFFIC, an NGO focused on wildlife trade. The research, led by Dr Duan Biggs from the Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security argues that a solution […]