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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 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 …