Hendra virus


Study Shows Hendra Vaccine Boosts Horses' Immunity

March 15, 2013

Horses exposed to a lethal dose of hendra virus six months following vaccination did not develop disease. ... Read More

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


AVA: Hendra Virus in South Australia No Surprise to Vets

February 03, 2013

The organization stresses the need for horse owners across the country to have their horses vaccinated.... Read More


First Equine Hendra Case of 2013 Confirmed in Queensland Horse

January 23, 2013

Officials are managing a hendra virus case near Mackay after a positive test result was received Jan. 22.... Read More


Commentary: The Evolution of Equine Disease Quarterly

January 19, 2013

Dr. Roberta Dwyer shares thoughts on the evolution of the publication produced by UK and Lloyd's of London.... Read More

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


Hendra Virus Found in Flying Fox in South Australia

January 18, 2013

Hendra has not been detected before in that state; horse owners are urged to take precautionary measures.... Read More

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


Hendra Virus Protection Adopted by Equine Veterinarians

January 15, 2013

Protective equipment use and disease awareness likely reduced human infections during recent outbreaks.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2012

January 11, 2013

Diseases reported include contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, and more.... Read More


Hendra Vaccine Now Available in Australia's Northern Territory

November 26, 2012

The vaccine was released in high-risk Queensland and New South Wales on Nov. 1.... Read More


New Hendra Case Confirmed near Ingham, Qld.

November 05, 2012

Biosecurity Queensland received the positive test results late on Nov. 4. The horse was euthanized Nov. 1.... Read More

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


Equine Hendra Virus Vaccine Launched in Australia

November 01, 2012

The long-awaited vaccine will be available for horse owners through their veterinarians.... Read More


Hendra Quarantine in North Queensland Released

October 18, 2012

The quarantine was put in place in early September when a horse tested positive for the virus.... Read More


Study: Fruiting Trees a Major Equine Hendra Virus Risk

September 21, 2012

Hendra virus risk can be significantly reduced by keeping horses away from fruiting or flowering trees.... Read More


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