News About Hendra Virus

State Governments Announce Hendra Spending Boost

State Governments Announce Hendra Spending Boost

The Queensland and New South Wales state governments have committed to spending an extra $6 million as the fight to eradicate the Hendra virus intensifies.

A total of 14 horses located between Cairns in the far north and Macksville on the New South Wales mid north coast have now died from the disease, which authorities are struggling to control.

“Beating ...

Hendra Virus Won’t Affect Race Meetings

Hendra Virus Won’t Affect Race Meetings

Racing Queensland has moved to assure the racing industry that no meetings will be lost in the state because of the Hendra virus.

Two fresh outbreaks of the disease were found over the weekend at Hervey Bay and the northern Brisbane suburb of Boondall.

Two properties in Boondall, which is located just 10km from Brisbane’s two premier race tracks, have ...

Hendra Strikes Again – Randwick Trainers Warned

Hendra Strikes Again – Randwick Trainers Warned

The Hendra virus situation in Queensland has worsened after an outbreak was confirmed in the states far north.

BioSecurity Queensland Chief Jim Thompson confirmed that the virus had been located on a property west of Cairns, but also said it was unrelated to the cases of the virus found in the south east corner of the state.

“We have had ...

State Governments Team up to Fight Hendra Outbreak

State Governments Team up to Fight Hendra Outbreak

Queensland premier Anna Bligh and her New South Wales counterpart Barry O’Farrell have announced that the two state governments will work in tandem in an effort to eradicate the latest outbreak of the Hendra virus.

Chief veterinarians, health officers and scientists from both states will join CSIRO representatives on the task force that has been charged with assessing the ...

Hendra Virus Found in Queensland

Hendra Virus Found in Queensland

The Hendra virus has reared its ugly head again, this time claiming the life of a horse at Beaudesert, in southern Queensland.

News of the outbreak has forced Queensland Health and Biosecurity to quarantine several farms in the area.

Acting Queensland Premier Paul Lucas said there was no cause for alarm just yet, because the only horse that was found ...