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Animal Biosecurity Branch - Biosecurity & Product Integrity

Hendra Virus

Hendra virus is a virus of flying foxes that on very rare occasions may cause respiratory or neurological disease in horses or people. There have been no known cases of Hendra virus in horses or people in the Northern Territory. Veterinarian and horse owners should be aware of the risk of Hendra virus infections in horses and the risk of transmission of infection to people in close contact with infected horses.

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Hendra virus - veterinary practice pack

The 'Hendra virus - veterinary practice pack' produced by Biosecurity Queensland is designed to support equine veterinarians in the management of suspect HeV cases.  http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/4790_17435.htm

Information for managing flying foxes (fruit bats)

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