This virus does not discriminate between breeds, horses & ponies of all shapes and sizes are at risk, it kills and could strike anywhere, anytime! All known human infections have come from an infected horse. There is currently no cure and no vaccine. This is not just a Queensland problem, it is a National Public Health issue and our Governments are starving vital funding into the research work.
To show your concern, send a clear message to the Government, please sign the online petition seeking this vital funding, and tell your friends.
Hendra virus cases by contacting:
In Queensland contact
QPIF on 13 25 23 (during business hours)
The Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888 (24-hour hotline).
Contact the Queensland Health Hotline on 13 Health (13 432584) if you have concerns about possible exposure of people to Hendra virus. More information on Hendra virus is available at http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/ where you can subscribe to the Hendra ‘e’ newsletter.
Notification can be made by telephone to the District
Veterinarian or Animal Health Officer at your local
Department of Primary Industries or to
The Disease Watch Hotline 1800 675 888 In South Australia contact
Call the National Disease hotline 1800 675 888
Through a widespread lack of knowledge and understanding this virus, experienced equine vets in Queensland have been fooled and paid the ultimate price with their lives. This website has been created to publish information and documentation that the Queensland Government would likely prefer you did not know, to try and educate more people about the very real dangers of this deadly virus.
For your personal protection I would direct you to the Biosecurity Qld Website to view the current version of the Veterinary & Horse Owner Guidelines.
For your legal obligations in reporting, and managing Work Place Health and Safety please visit the appropriate Government Department Websites
To read information you wont find on the Government sites... Please browse thru this website!