Hendra virus

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

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AVA: Vaccinate Australian Horses against Hendra Now

July 26, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) urges owners to have horses vaccinated against the deadly virus. ... Read More

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New Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Gladstone, Queensland

July 21, 2014

A deceased horse tested positive for hendra virus infection late Friday (July 18).... Read More

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Hendra Virus Kills Horse on New South Wales' North Coast

June 23, 2014

Veterinarians have confirmed hendra virus as the cause of death of a horse residing west of Murwillumbah..... Read More

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Equine Hendra Case Confirmed near Beenleigh, Queensland

June 03, 2014

The latest hendra case was confirmed after a positive test result was received late on June 2.... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners: Consider Hendra Vaccines for Horses

May 09, 2014

Owners are encouraged to work with a veterinarian to develop a hendra vaccination strategy for their horses.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2013

April 11, 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, atypical myopathy, and hendra.... Read More

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First Equine Hendra Case of 2014 Confirmed in Queensland

March 19, 2014

The affected horse was euthanized Monday, and test results were received late last night. ... Read More

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

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Hendra Virus Survey Highlights Horse Owner Behavior

December 18, 2013

While most see hendra virus as a risk, many are not taking precautions to protect themselves or their horses.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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Hendra Quarantine Lifted at New South Wales Property

September 03, 2013

The property was quarantined last month following the confirmation of the hendra virus in a horse and a dog.... Read More

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Hong Kong to Accept Horses Vaccinated Against Hendra

August 16, 2013

Hong Kong will accept horses vaccinated against hendra virus, according to manufacturer recommendations.... Read More

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Equestrian NSW Announces Equine Hendra Vaccination Policy

July 30, 2013

The policy requires horses attending "hendra vaccinated events" to be fully vaccinated against the virus.... Read More

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After Horse Death, Hendra Confirmed in NSW Dog

July 23, 2013

A horse residing on the same property died due to hendra virus earlier this month.... Read More

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Several Hendra Cases Confirmed in New South Wales Horses

July 10, 2013

New South Wales officials have confirmed at least three new equine hendra virus cases in the past week. ... Read More

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New Hendra Case Confirmed on Queensland's Gold Coast

July 09, 2013

The newly confirmed hendra virus case is the fourth in Queensland this year. ... Read More

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New Hendra Case Confirmed in Queensland's Brisbane Valley

June 26, 2013

Officials are managing a new equine hendra virus case after a positive test result was received June 24. ... Read More

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NSW Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Horses against Hendra

June 23, 2013

Officials are encouraging horse owners to vaccinate their horses against the potentially deadly hendra virus.... Read More

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Hendra Confirmed in New South Wales Horse

June 11, 2013

A horse residing in Macksville, New South Wales, Australia, died of hendra virus on June 5.... Read More

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How Humans Handle the Hendra Virus Risk

June 09, 2013

One researcher described a study investigating the impact of human behavior on the spread of the hendra virus.... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate against Hendra

May 28, 2013

Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Minister John McVeigh urged owners to protect horses via vaccination.... Read More

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Queensland Horse Euthanized after Contracting Bat Lyssavirus

May 17, 2013

This is the first case where Australian bat lyssavirus has been identified in a horse.... Read More

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Research Continuing on Equine Hendra Vaccine

May 14, 2013

Recent data showed that the vaccine offered protection to horses for a period of up to six months.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2012

April 23, 2013

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

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

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Hendra Researchers Gain New Insight into Flying Fox Colonies

March 24, 2013

Researchers studied effects of dispersal on colonies of flying foxes, which transmit hendra virus to horses. ... Read More

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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