Henipaviruses

Henipaviruses is a topic covered in the CDC Yellow Book.

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Infectious Agent

Enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses in the genus Henipavirus , family Paramyxovirus. Of the 5 identified Henipavirus spp., Hendra virus and Nipah virus are highly virulent emerging pathogens that cause outbreaks in humans and are associated with high case-fatality ratios. Three additional species—Cedar virus, Ghanaian bat virus, and Mojiang virus—are not known to cause human disease.

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Infectious Agent

Enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses in the genus Henipavirus , family Paramyxovirus. Of the 5 identified Henipavirus spp., Hendra virus and Nipah virus are highly virulent emerging pathogens that cause outbreaks in humans and are associated with high case-fatality ratios. Three additional species—Cedar virus, Ghanaian bat virus, and Mojiang virus—are not known to cause human disease.

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