News About: Biosecurity Queensland

Hendra Virus Continues To Unsettle Queenland Racing

Hendra Virus Continues To Unsettle Queenland Racing

7 Jul, 2011

With the Grafton Carnival in full swing, the Queensland racing industry is hastily trying to control the recent Hendra Virus outbreak in the state’s south-east.

Coffs Harbour Racing chief executive Russ Atkinson is working hard to keep people calm despite the recent scares.

“They haven’t certainly quarantined any areas, they’ve quarantined farms etcetera where the …

Hendra Virus Outbreak Threatens Queensland

Hendra Virus Outbreak Threatens Queensland

29 Jun, 2011

Queensland is currently in the midst of a Hendra virus scare after a horse south of Brisbane tested positive to the deadly virus.

The horse died at a Beaudesert property on Monday, however, it was not established the horse had passed away from the Hendra virus until last night.

Deputy Premier Paul Lucas was quick …