Hendra virus

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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

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Sixth Case of Hendra Virus Diagnosed in New South Wales

August 17, 2011

A sixth horse tested positive for hendra virus in Australia, bringing the total to 16 confirmed cases.... 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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Australian Hendra Quarantines Being Lifted

August 08, 2011

The quarantines on Australian facilities that housed hendra-positive horses are slowly being lifted.... 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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Governments Provide Additional Funding for Hendra Research

July 29, 2011

Queensland and New South Wales have both committed $3 million for hendra virus research.... 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 Confirmed in Dog

July 27, 2011

A dog on one of the hendra virus-affected properties in southern Queensland tested positive for the disease.... Read More

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Australian Hendra Virus Case Total Continues to Rise

July 25, 2011

The total number of confirmed hendra virus cases has reached 14, according to Chris Reardon, BVSc(Hons),... Read More

Flying foxes, a type of fruit bat native to Australia, are thought to pass the deadly hendra virus to horses, however the exact mode of transmission remains unclear.

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Hendra Virus Still Causing Problems in Australia

July 19, 2011

Twelve horses in Queensland and New South Wales have tested positive for hendra virus since late June.... Read More

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Eighth Australian Horse Tests Positive for Hendra Virus

July 13, 2011

The total number of confirmed hendra cases has risen to eight after a horse died Tuesday (July 12) at a ranch ... Read More

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Hendra Virus Continues Taking Toll on Australian Horses

July 08, 2011

Australian animal health officials confirmed Thursday (July 7) that seven horses have now died or been euthani... Read More

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Hendra Virus: AVA Lauds Vigilance as Equine Death Toll Rises

July 05, 2011

Australian animal health officials have reported that six horses have died or been euthanized as a result of ... Read More

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Second Australian Horse Tests Positive for Hendra Virus

July 01, 2011

A second Australian horse has tested positive for hendra virus and was euthanized, according to a bulletin ... Read More

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Australian Horse Succumbs to Hendra Virus

June 28, 2011

Australian authorities confirmed June 28 that a Queensland horse has died after contracting hendra virus.... Read More

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Hendra Virus Vaccine Nearing Completion in Australia

May 26, 2011

A vaccine against the deadly Hendra virus, developed by a group of Australian scientists, is in the final ... Read More

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Australian Horse Owners Warned to Prepare for Hendra Season

May 04, 2011

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning Austalian horse owners to take precautions against the Hendra virus as the season for infections approaches. "There are still lots of gaps in our knowledge about how Hendra virus spreads, and we ... Read More

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$600,000 Pledged to Equine Hendra Virus Vaccine Research

May 23, 2010

The state government of Queensland, Australia, along with the Australian federal government, has pledged $600,000 of funding towards research on a Hendra virus vaccine for horses, according to the Read More