Hendra Virus – North Coast

Hendra virus is a virus that infects large fruit bats (flying foxes). Occasionally the virus can spread from flying foxes to horses and horses can then pass the infection on to humans. A small number of people who had very close contact with infected horses have developed Hendra virus infection. For further information regarding Hendra Virus, please click here to view the NSW Health website.

Further Information:

Queensland Health Hendra Resources

NSW Government Department of Primary Industries (Agriculture) about Hendra virus infection in horses

NSW Health Hendra control guidelines