Unfortunately, Dr. Alister Rodgers, who had been hospitalized with Hendra virus infection acquired from a sick horse, died yesterday in a hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He was infected last month while treating an infected horse on a farm that was subsequently identified as having multiple horses infected with the virus. Despite experimental ribavirin treatment, he developed the infection three weeks later. He is the second veterinarian from Queensland to die from Hendra virus infection in a little over a year. Four of the seven people known to have been infected by this virus since it first emerged in 1994 have died.