Site Published:  16th April 2010
Last updated:   18th April 2010
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At the time of publishing this website in April 2010 there was only 13 'recorded' outbreaks in the 17 years since it was discovered in 1994.  The 14th case was detected a month later in May 2010, no further cases were detected or 'recorded' that year. 

In April 2011 the Queensland Ombudsman advised the relevant departments he was considering releasing the findings of their investigation into the handling of Hendra virus. 

At the end of June 2011 the first case was announced, rapidly followed by a further 17 cases across Queensland and Northern NSW.  In total 18 outbreaks were recorded in the space of 5 months.  The Ombudsmans report was released in November 2011.  In 2012, to date there have been 8 outbreaks recorded in Queensland.  Throughout this website and all correspondence I have emphasised the word 'recorded', this is because I have been informed of cases that veterinarians have experienced that allegedly have tested positive and never been recorded previously. 

I have also had many cases revealed to me that were highly suspect Hendra cases that the QDPI simply failed to investigate. 

When you read the
"Not Detected" does NOT mean "Negative" page you will no doubt start to question how many cases have just not been recorded because they were "not detected" on one sample!

In the gallery below are the Epidemiology timelines of each of the recorded cases.  Click each frame to view larger copy.


Epidemiology
Introduction

Introduction

1994

1994

1999 - 2007

1999 - 2007

2008 Proserpine

2008 Proserpine

2008 Redlands

2008 Redlands

AAHL Trials

AAHL Trials

2009 Cawarral

2009 Cawarral

2009 Bowen

2009 Bowen

May 2010

May 2010

Conclusions

Conclusions

June/July 2011

June/July 2011

July 2011

July 2011

August 2011

August 2011

Page updated: 9th Sept 2011
 
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