Hendra Virus Information

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Tamborine Mountain Vet Surgery
24 Main Street
North Tamborine
QLD 4272

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07 5545 2422
07 5545 2627

Canungra Veterinary Surgery
Pine Rd & Franklin St
QLD 4275

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07 5543 5622
07 5543 4037

Yarrabilba Veterinary Hospital
Adler Cct
QLD 4207

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07 3180 3096

What is Hendra virus?

Hendra virus is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be transmitted from animals to people.  Hendra virus can cause disease in horses and humans.  Since being discovered in 1994, it has caused the death of more than 70 horses.  Sadly, it has also claimed the lives of 4 out of the 7 humans infected between 1994 and 2014.  Of those who passed away due to the disease, 2 were veterinary surgeons and 1 was the partner of a veterinary surgeon who became infected after assisting in a veterinary procedure.

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How is Hendra virus transmitted?

How to reduce the risk of horses becoming infected

Signs of Hendra virus infection in horses

Vaccinating your horse against Hendra virus

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