News About: Hendra Virus

Fresh Hendra Outbreak Sparks Fears In Townsville

Fresh Hendra Outbreak Sparks Fears In Townsville

6 Jan, 2012

Another case of Hendra virus has been confirmed in Townsville, which is located on the North coast of Queensland.

The case is being overlooked by Queensland’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Rick Symons.

“The horse died on Tuesday and the positive result for the virus came back late last night,” Dr Symons said.

The doctor insists …

Fresh Hendra Fears After Pet Dog Contracts Virus

Fresh Hendra Fears After Pet Dog Contracts Virus

27 Jul, 2011

A new wave of fear has arisen over the deadly Hendra Virus after a family dog tested positive to the disease in Queensland.

The kelpie is believed to have contracted the virus from an infected horse at a quarantined property in the state’s south east.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh is due to hold an emergency …

Racing Queensland To Continue Race Meets Despite Hendra Threat

Racing Queensland To Continue Race Meets Despite Hendra Threat

18 Jul, 2011

Racing Queensland is continuing to ensure the public that race meetings in the state will not be jeopardised by the growing threat of Hendra Virus.

The reassurance follows further outbreaks of Hendra in both Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast and Boondall on Brisbane’s north side.

Racing Queensland’s Jamie Orchard insists that upcoming race days …

Randwick Horse Quarantined During Hendra Scare

Randwick Horse Quarantined During Hendra Scare

15 Jul, 2011

A horse that was quarantined after a Hendra Virus scare at a Randwick Racecourse stable has tested negative to the deadly disease.

The horse was isolated after it began to exhibit systems of colic and a mild fever after its usual track work.

The alarm was raised after the animal continued to deteriorate, showing signs …

Hendra Virus Alert Spreads To Randwick Racecourse

Hendra Virus Alert Spreads To Randwick Racecourse

12 Jul, 2011

With the elevated threat of Hendra Virus that currently exists throughout Queensland and New South Wales, Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse has been put on high alert.

The alert was issued due to a large bat population that resides in Centennial Park, which is located nearby.

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys said that the track is …

NSW & QLD Governments Unite To End Hendra Outbreak

NSW & QLD Governments Unite To End Hendra Outbreak

11 Jul, 2011

The New South Wales and Queensland governments have linked together in order to prevent the further spread of the Hendra Virus.

Hendra has already led to the deaths of 11 horses.

While there have been no positive tests as yet, it is believes that as many as 32 people have been exposed to the virus …

QLD Floods Could Have Sparked Hendra Outbreak

QLD Floods Could Have Sparked Hendra Outbreak

5 Jul, 2011

While the floods in Queensland are long gone and the weather has returned to its beautiful best the lingering side effects continue to cause problems.

Horse racing is far from immune to this and the recent outbreak of the hendra virus could be a result of  the summer downpours which swept across Queensland and Northern …

Hendra Virus Continues To Threaten Racing Industry

Hendra Virus Continues To Threaten Racing Industry

4 Jul, 2011

The horse racing industry is bracing itself for an epidemic as the Hendra Virus continues to spread across south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Biosecurity personnel believe that the virus may have spread unknowingly for the past two weeks before anybody realised.

A property at Mount Alford, 50 kilometres southwest of Brisbane, is 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 …