Hendra virus

Hendra virus update

Biosecurity Queensland has completed testing on the Atherton Tablelands property where Hendra virus was detected.

No further Hendra virus infection was detected in other animals on the property. The property was released from quarantine on the 21 August 2015.

  • General information

    Signs of Hendra virus, how it is transmitted, how to reduce the risk of horses and people being infected, the role of flying foxes and other animals, and who to contact if you suspect Hendra virus

  • Information for veterinarians

    Guidelines for vets handling potential infections, how to submit samples for analysis, and personal protective equipment

  • Intergovernmental Hendra Virus Taskforce

    Information about the new Intergovernmental Hendra Virus Taskforce

  • Horse industries and owners

    Guidelines for holding equestrian events, information about Hendra virus testing, and biosecurity procedures

  • Research

    Initial research into Hendra virus, how research has progressed and information about the Queensland Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Veterinarian guidelines

    Guidelines for veterinarians handling potential Hendra Virus infection in horses: Version 5.1, December 2013. Includes summary of important changes.

Last updated 21 August 2015