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Deadly Hendra Virus in Australia

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 9:57 AM

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.



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