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.