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Be Hendra Aware PDF Print E-mail

Biosecurity Queensland is working with the operators of a Cairns equestrian centre to manage the latest case of Hendra virus infection. The centre has been quarantined.

Laboratory testing has confirmed that a horse that died on the property yesterday morning was infected with the virus.

One property at Rockhampton and two properties near Mackay remain under quarantine after recent confirmed cases of Hendra virus infection.

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

For general enquiries about Hendra virus infection in humans, call the Queensland Health Hotline on 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

Hendra virus is a zoonotic disease, which means it can transfer from animals to people. Hendra virus can cause disease in horses but only rarely causes disease in humans.

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Vaccines to Save Qld Cattle Industry PDF Print E-mail

Vaccines to save Qld cattle industry millions

19 Jul, 2012 04:00 AM

UNIVERSITY of Queensland scientists are pushing ahead to develop two advanced vaccines that could save the Queensland cattle industry more than $360 million a year.

Costly cattle tick infestations and three bovine diseases - bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV), bovine ephemeral fever (BEF) and cattle tick fever (Anaplasmosis) - are firmly in the crosshairs of researchers.

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