As per a recent report, it has been revealed that a woman, who nursed a horse that tested positive for Hendra virus on Wednesday, is showing no signs of the virus in her. This has relieved health experts as they feared that the virus could spread further in humans.
The report has found that the horse being nursed by her tended to die at her farm during the weekend. Following the same, tests conducted to find the reason behind its death found him positive for the deadly virus.
Since the woman was treating him, she was suspected of having caught the virus. And thus, she was also made to undergo tests for a diagnosis, initial one on Friday afternoon. But, as per the findings, health chiefs found her free of any kind of infection.
Her blood tests were clear of any virus however, it has been decided to keep her in quarantine unless her well-being is confirmed. It has been told by chief health officer Jeannette Young from Queensland that her condition is currently stable.
"As I mentioned yesterday, the incubation period for Hendra virus infection in humans is 5-21 days", said Dr. Young. But, she would still be undergoing periodic testing so as to ensure she is free of any kinds of risks, the report finds.
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