Queensland, Australia, Reports its First 2017 Hendra Case

One horse in the Gold Coast Hinterland area was euthanized on the property after rapid deterioration.
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Biosecurity Queensland is managing a new Hendra virus case in a horse in the Gold Coast Hinterland area of Australia after receiving a positive test result on May 26.

Queensland Chief Biosecurity Officer Dr. Jim Thompson said one horse had been euthanized on the property after rapid deterioration.

“Tracing and risk assessments are being undertaken on any animals that may have had contact with the infected horse to work out if further testing needs to be done,” Thompson said.

“We will work with the property owners to ensure the risk is contained on the property

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