Renewed call for vigilance after new strain of Hendra virus discovered

Ben Harden
By Ben Harden
March 12 2021 - 7:00pm
The new Hendra virus strain detected in grey-headed flying fox samples from Adelaide in 2013 shares 99 per cent sequence identity with the unexplained 2015 horse death strain.

The discovery of a new strain of Hendra virus has renewed calls for horse owners to reduce the risk of infection with HeV and vaccinate.

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Ben Harden

Ben Harden

Queensland Country Life Journalist

Based in Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Contact: 0437528907