Monday, July 25, 2011

Dogs Aren’t Suppose To Catch Hendra Virus

That seems to be the question for the Queensland authorities in Australia when an outbreak of the Hendra virus that has affected fourteen horses and now a dog.

The Queensland’s chief vet Dr Rick Symons said: We don't know how the dog contracted the virus or when it happened, it was the first time outside of a laboratory that an animal other than a flying fox, horse or human, had been confirmed with the virus.

So now the Queensland Biosecurity and the Queensland Health department are real concerned on how a dog was able to get this virus.

Read the article here.

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