Hendra virus


New Hendra Virus case Confirmed in North Queensland

September 10, 2012

The case was confirmed Sept. 5 on a property between Cairns and Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.... Read More


Queensland Public Invited to Take Flying Fox, Hendra Survey

September 02, 2012

Flying foxes are the type of Australian fruit bat that transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses.... Read More


Flying Fox Scientists Profile Equine Hendra Virus Cases

August 17, 2012

Scientists are reviewing hendra virus cases to understand why some horses become infected and others don't.... Read More


New Queensland Hendra Virus Case, Human Exposure Confirmed

July 30, 2012

At least five people were exposed to the hendra-positive horse before he died on July 27.... Read More


Two Horses Euthanized on Hendra-Quarantined Property

July 27, 2012

The horses reportedly became ill and showed nervous signs before being put down at the owners' request.... Read More


New Hendra Case Identified in Rockhampton, Qld.

July 19, 2012

A foal died after contracting hendra. Two other horses and two dogs remain on the now quarantined property.... Read More


Hendra Quarantines Lifted in Ingham and Rockhampton, Qld.

July 14, 2012

The properties where there were confirmed cases of hendra virus in May were released from quarantine July 12.... Read More


New Hendra Virus Case Confirmed in Mackay, Qld.

June 28, 2012

The positive test results were returned June 27 after the horse became "gravely ill" on June 26.... Read More


More Hendra Cases Likely, AVA Warns

June 09, 2012

An unprecedented number of hendra cases were confirmed last year, and the AVA expects to see more cases soon.... Read More


Two More Queensland Horses, Dog Test Positive for Hendra

June 05, 2012

The newly equine confirmed cases reside on the same property on which a horse died of hendra last week.... Read More


Two Hendra Virus Cases Confirmed in Queensland

May 30, 2012

Queensland authorities are managing two new hendra virus cases after positive test results came in last night.... Read More


Hendra Vaccine Offers Hope for Australian Horse Owners

May 25, 2012

One scientist said the high number of hendra cases reported in 2011 emphasized the need for a vaccine.... Read More


Australian Horse Owners: Prepare for 2012 Hendra Season

May 14, 2012

Horse owners to take precautions against the deadly hendra virus as the infection's prime season approaches.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2011

April 09, 2012

Reported included diseases contagious equine metritis, equine influenza, strangles, and equine herpesvirus.... Read More

Seven people contracted the hendra virus from horses since its discovery in 1994.


Hendra Virus Update

April 04, 2012

In recent years, a deadly disease--hendra virus--has been making waves in the Australian equine industry.... Read More


Hendra Virus Quarantine Lifted in Queensland

February 21, 2012

Two properties that have been under quarantine for Hendra virus have been given the all clear. ... Read More


Horse Owner Input Sought on Hendra Survey

January 11, 2012

The Queensland, Australia, government is seeking horse owner input in a survey regarding hendra virus.... Read More


First Hendra Case of 2012 Confirmed in Queensland

January 05, 2012

The horse died on Tuesday (Jan. 3) and the positive result for the virus came back late last night (Jan. 4).... Read More


Hendra Virus: Latest Confirmed Case Brings 2011 Total to 23

October 17, 2011

Another Australia horse has tested positive for hendra virus, bringing the nation's 2011 total to 23 cases.... Read More

Researchers know the flying fox transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses, but the exact method of transmission remains unclear.


Hendra Virus: An Unprecedented Australian Outbreak

October 15, 2011

Australian health authorities are dealing with an unprecedented number and distribution of hendra cases.... Read More


Record-Breaking Hendra Season Continues in Australia

October 11, 2011

A Queensland horse was euthanized after testing positive for hendra virus; national total stands at 22 cases.... Read More


Guidelines for Managing Hendra at Horse Events Released

September 29, 2011

The guidelines were released in response to Australia's deadliest hendra virus season in history.... Read More


Tenth NSW Horse Tests Positive for Hendra

August 30, 2011

A tenth horse in New South Wales has tested positive for hendra virus, bringing the national total to 21.... Read More


Newly Confirmed Hendra Case Brings Australian Total to 20

August 23, 2011

A Queensland horse was confirmed positive for hendra virus today, bringing the national total to 20 cases.... Read More

Researchers know the flying fox transmits the deadly hendra virus to horses, but the exact method of transmission remains unclear.


Three New Hendra Cases, 19 Total, Confirmed in Australia

August 18, 2011

Three new cases of hendra virus were confirmed Aug. 17 in New South Wales, bringing the national total to 19.... Read More