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Hendra Virus - the latest from Biosecurity 18th July

Posted in Equine Health @ Jul 18th 2011 2:21pm - By The Editor - source Biosecurity queensland

Hendra virus

Current situation as at 18 July 2011

Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed two cases of Hendra virus in the Boondall and Hervey Bay areas.

Officers have quarantined two adjoining properties in the Boondall area after test results from a deceased horse returned a positive result for Hendra virus infection. The horse was euthanased yesterday.

Biosecurity Queensland will now be testing six more horses at the Boondall site. These horses will be monitored daily over the next month.

Biosecurity Queensland has also quarantined a property at Hervey Bay after tests from a deceased horse returned a positive result for Hendra virus infection.

In Queensland there are now six separate locations where Biosecurity Queensland is managing Hendra virus cases - Beaudesert, Mt Alford, Park Ridge, Kuranda, Hervey Bay and Boondall.

Latest information

If you suspect Hendra virus, please contact Biosecurity Queensland immediately on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888. 

or go to www.dpi.qld.gov.au

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