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Update - 14th July 2010
$300,000 grant to produce locally an antibody for Hendra virus in humans

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Paul Lucas today announced a $300,000 grant to produce locally an antibody for Hendra virus in humans.

Mr Lucas said the Government had committed $300,000 to the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at University of Queensland to locally produce a monoclonal antibody for use as an experimental Hendra virus treatment.  Read more ....
 
Update - 14th July 2010
$300,000 grant to produce locally an antibody for Hendra virus in humans

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Paul Lucas today announced a $300,000 grant to produce locally an antibody for Hendra virus in humans.

Mr Lucas said the Government had committed $300,000 to the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at University of Queensland to locally produce a monoclonal antibody for use as an experimental Hendra virus treatment.  Read more ....
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Update - 23rd July 2010
Man tells of Hendra scare delays
Mark Bode | 23rd July 2010

A TEWANTIN man who endured a nervous three-week wait earlier this year after he and his partner were potentially exposed to the deadly Hendra virus has criticised Queensland Health’s initial response to the incident.  Read more ....

Sadly Mr Brady, the Bligh Government do not learn from their mistakes and handling of this deadly issue.  The issue of Biosecurity Queensland failing to properly sign post a quarantined property to warn the public of potential danger was raised in the 2006 Peachester Review, it was again raised in the 2008 Perkins Review.  Despite the recent outbreak at Tewantin involving a property along side a public walking track, no quarantine sign was placed on the property.  Once this was exposed by the Courier Mail.   "No sign of security at property where horse died of Hendra virus" they reacted and claim they employed a security guard to man the property.
July  2010 News
 
Hendra virus is main issue
Toni Somes | 29th July 2010

HE has just 12 months, but Warwick veterinarian Chris Reardon knows time is critical in his mission to see a vaccine developed for Hendra virus.

The local vet has just stepped into the role of president of the national Equine Veterinarians Association.   Read more ....
Chris Reardon says Hendra Virus is not just a problem for Queensland and it is a matter of time before it spreads.
Hendra virus quarantine procedures revised
By Nikole Jacobi
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:37pm AEST

Biosecurity Queensland says it has made changes to its hendra virus quarantine procedures as a result of an outbreak of the disease on the Sunshine Coast in May.   Read more ....
 
 
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