Hendra Virus Appeal: More Research Needed


The family of 55-year-old Dr. Alister Rodgers, the equine veterinarian in Australia who was the most recent person to lose his life to Hendra virus, is urging the horse industry and the Australian government to do more to combat this disease, according to an article on news.com.au.

Seven people are known to have been affected by hendra, and four have died.

To donate to the Alister Rodgers (Hendra Virus) Memorial Fund, phone the University of Queensland's Advancement Office on 3346 3900 or go to alumni.uq.edu.au.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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