Hendra virus update 25th May

Discussion in 'News Items' started by oldtenth, May 26, 2010.

  1. oldtenth

    oldtenth Well-known Member

    From the QLD Govt website Hendra virus (Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland)

    the news from the 25th is

    Hendra virus at Tewantin

    Negative results for Hendra virus have been received on the remaining samples submitted from the horse on the affected property on the Sunshine Coast.

    The results included negative test results for the detection of antibodies to Hendra virus, as well as negative results on a range of swabs from the horse and the environment.

    The samples were tested by the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) at Geelong.

    This completes the first round of testing on the horse.

    The horse will remain under quarantine until samples collected a minimum of two incubation periods after the last opportunity for the horse to be infected are negative to all tests.

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