Hendra virus is a sporadic disease of horses that can cause very serious illness in horses and humans. The natural hosts of Hendra virus are flying foxes. Human infection results from close contact with infected horses and their blood, body fluids and tissues.
Hendra virus prevention requires stringent work health and safety and biosecurity measures. A registered vaccine is available to help prevent Hendra virus disease in horses. Vaccination of horses is the most effective way to help manage Hendra virus disease.
Information for horse businesses and owners, and businesses that dispose of horse carcases, on how to protect against and manage Hendra virus risks can be found on our resources page.
- Last updated
- 08 May 2019
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