September 11, 2009
The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans.
September 09, 2009
Biosecurity Queensland is managing another case of Hendra virus infection on a property outside Bowen in North Queensland after test results on a deceased horse came back positive for the virus.
Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Rick Symons,... Read More
September 02, 2009
A veterinarian in Australia has died after contracting Hendra virus while treating a sick foal in Cawarral, Queensland, Australia, in July.
Queensland state Health Minister Paul Lucas told the
September 02, 2009
The following is a statement released by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA):
Veterinarians around Australia are mourning the death of Alister Rodgers from a Hendra virus infection, and urge government... Read More
August 26, 2009
Biosecurity Queensland has euthanized a horse at a Cawarral horse nursery property that tested positive for Hendra virus infection. Euthanasia is the national policy for horses confirmed as being infected with the virus, which can affect both... Read More
August 24, 2009
Test samples taken from a horse at a Cawarral horse nursery property have come back positive, showing the horse was exposed to Hendra virus. The virus neutralization test utilized is considered the definitive test to determine whether an... Read More
August 20, 2009
A veterinarian exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus has tested positive for the disease and is hospitalized in an induced coma, said the Australian Horse Industry Council.
Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in... Read More
August 18, 2009
The Hendra virus tests on 25 horses at a Cawarral, Queensland, property, as well as nine others that left the property, continue to return negative results. Three horses on the property died in late July and early August. Two of the dead horses... Read More
August 14, 2009
Biosecurity Queensland has received initial test results on samples taken from 25 horses at the Cawarral horse nursery. All of the results were clear except for one horse, which showed a positive result for Hendra virus infection from the blood... Read More
August 13, 2009
Veterinarians with Biosecurity Queensland have taken samples from 25 horses at a Cawarral horse facility to confirm any further cases of Hendra virus following the deaths of three horses at the property since July 28. The most recent death, whic... Read More
August 12, 2009
Veterinarians with Biosecurity Queensland are taking samples from 25 horses at a Cawarral horse facility to confirm any further cases of Hendra virus.
This follows the deaths of three horses at the property since July 28. The most recent... Read More
August 10, 2009
According to reports coming out of Queensland, Australia, a filly that died Saturday (Aug. 8) was confirmed as having hendra.
August 26, 2008
No decision has been made about the fate of a horse near Proserpine, which appears to have recovered after contracting Hendra virus.
Biosecurity Queensland's Chief Veterinary Officer Ron Glanville BSc, BVSc, MVS, said initial tests revealed... Read More
August 23, 2008
There have been calls for an inquiry about the recent hendra outbreak in Australia that has resulted in the death of five horses and one human, according to an article on news.com.au.
Veterinarian Ben... Read More
August 21, 2008
One of the two equine hospital staff workers hospitalized with Hendra virus in Australia has died. Veterinarian Ben Cunneen, BVSc, died Wednesday. He had contracted Hendra virus from a horse hospitalized at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the... Read More
July 29, 2008
Biosecurity Queensland received test results July 24 that indicated another two horses have tested positive for Hendra virus. Both of these horses are from known infected properties.
The results follow a post-mortem on a companion horse that... Read More
July 18, 2008
Two of the people exposed to horses infected with Hendra virus at Redlands Veterinary Clinic in the Australian state of Queensland have contracted the zoonotic disease, according to a report published by The Australian.
Three horses... Read More
July 09, 2008
Biosecurity Queensland continued with tests on samples from 37 horses at a Brisbane area vet practice today while working with Queensland Health and various horse industry groups to ensure that the risks involved with Hendra virus are widely known.... Read More
July 09, 2008
Three horses have tested positive for Hendra virus at Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the outskirts of the city of Brisbane in the Australian state of Queensland. Hendra virus is deadly and can affect both horses and humans.
According to Davi... Read More
July 08, 2008
Three horses have tested positive for the deadly Hendra virus at a veterinary practice on the outskirts of the city of Brisbane in the Australian state of Queensland. This virus can affect both horses and humans.
"We are taking the situatio... Read More
August 27, 2007
A Thoroughbred veterinarian infected by the killer Hendra virus was admitted to a hospital in Queensland Aug. 27. The vet contracted the virus after performing an autopsy on a Thoroughbred in his clinic last week.
There are reportedly... Read More
June 29, 2006
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging horse owners in south east Queensland to keep feed and water under cover and to stable horses overnight where possible, following the identification of Hendra virus in a horse on the Sunshine... Read More
March 03, 2005
Ten years after a deadly virus was first discovered in Australia, it has reared its ugly head once again. A horse near the Townsville area of Australia was diagnosed with Hendra virus, a deadly equine morbillivirus, on Dec. 14, 2004, and it was... Read More
March 05, 1999
The Australian Animal Health Laboratory has confirmed that the Hendra virus (HeV), otherwise known as equine morbillivirus, has made a third appearance in Australia. According to ProMED (Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases), "The diagnosis... Read More
February 19, 1999
Out of the mouths of long-dead animals come stories of vanished landscapes, ancient weather and the way the creatures lived and died.
With a unique combination of two scientific techniques,... Read More