As per recent reports, it has been revealed that a new case of Hendra virus has been tested positive in central Queensland. It has been reported that the results of the test reports were declared last night.
Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Rick Symons illustrated that a veterinary doctor was approached by a property manager near Mackay this Tuesday, after acknowledging that a horse was terminally ill.
However, Mr. Symons exclaimed that the horse had to be killed due to the incurable disease it was carrying, so as to relive it from the sufferings. However, it was done after the doctor took samples.
Dr. Symons said, “There are a number of other animals including horses on the property and on adjoining properties. Tracing is a priority to determine what contact the infected horse had with other animals on all properties”.
However, Brisbane Queensland Health affirmed that a single person had come in contact of the horse and reports suggest that the person was very careful before coming in contact of the infected horse and took proper precautions and safety measures.
It has been explained that the virus is fatal if contracted by humans. However, for the transmission of the virus, it is necessary that the person comes in close contact of the infected animal, especially fluids secreted by its body.