Subsidised Vaccinations to Prevent Human Deaths from Hendra

Reported by Zoe | 13 Aug, 2013

To avoid more deaths in the racing industry authorities are encouraging all Queensland horses to be vaccinated for the Hendra virus. Racing Queensland has created a heavily subsidised vaccination program that applies to all registered thoroughbred and harness racehorses in Queensland to stop any people dying from the virus. Since a horse trainer died in …

New vaccine for Hendra virus

Reported by Haydee | 18 Dec, 2012

A new vaccine against Hendra virus has been developed. The vaccine will be an important line of defence against the virus and will minimise the risk of infection for vaccinated horses and for anyone looking after or working with them. The vaccine will be released under special conditions and only veterinarians who have completed an …

Hendra virus risk on workers and animals

Reported by Haydee | 05 Jun, 2012

Eleven people have been exposed to the fatal Hendra virus at two Queensland properties. This was confirmed after two horses had died last week; one at Ingham, north of Townsville and one near Rockhampton on Saturday. According to The Australian, authorities conducted health assessments on the owners and veterinarians of the two horses that died …