quarta-feira, 6 de julho de 2011

Hendra virus

Current situation at as 5 July 2011
Tests on a horse at Park Ridge in Logan City have confirmed that the animal died of Hendra virus overnight.
Biosecurity Queensland is currently assessing the need to quarantine properties in the immediate area as there are horses on neighbouring properties. There was only one horse on the Park Ridge property.
Community engagement teams from Biosecurity Queensland and Queensland Health are currently doorknocking neighbours to gather information on their animals and give them information about Hendra virus.
Preliminary assessment has confirmed that two people had contact with the horse. The total number of people across all cases is currently 17.
Beaudesert and Mt Alford properties
Three properties in the Beaudesert area and one property at Mt Alford remain under quarantine. There are 28 horses on these properties, which are still undergoing testing rounds for Hendra virus.
The latest testing returned negative results for the remaining seven horses on the Mt Alford property. Biosecurity Queensland staff, in conjunction with the horse owners, continue to closely monitor all horses.
If you suspect Hendra virus, please contact Biosecurity Queensland immediately on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
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