News About: Hendra

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 …

Hendra Exposed Given All Clear In QLD

Hendra Exposed Given All Clear In QLD

15 Aug, 2011

A further eight people have been given the all clear from the deadly Hendra virus after their final round of testing returned no indication of disease.

All of them had been exposed to an infected horse earlier this year with a pain staking wait to discover if they had picked up the virus themselves.

The …

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 …

North QLD Hendra Death Sparks National Concern

North QLD Hendra Death Sparks National Concern

13 Jul, 2011

The Hendra outbreak continues to intensify in Queensland with bio-security officers becoming increasingly worried about the spread of the disease.

The virus which was once contained to a few properties in the south-west has now sprung up in north Queensland as well.

While the two outbreaks are not linked, chief bio-security officer Jim Thompson says …