Unlike the EHV here in America, the deadly Hendra virus can spread to humans as well. It is typically introduced to horses via bat or bird feces from grazing on or drinking contaminated pastures and water.
Currently it is only present in Queensland but about 30 horses and 17 humans have been infected.
There is no vaccine for this disease and vets are at the greatest risk as they attempt to help the horses.
More information will be posted after I interview Mick Grange a resident of Canugra, Queensland, a cattleman and horse owner.