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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 ...

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 ...