A horse was found dead in a farmhouse near Rockhampton. It was found suffering from Hendra Virus.
There were high concerns for the woman having a high degree of exposure to him, as said by Queensland Authorities. She was urgently flown from Rockhampton to Brisbane just for the treatment.
This woman was nursing it on the farm and was therefore suspected with the disease. She was immediately admitted to a Brisbane hospital and was given an experimental treatment last week but according to her latest blood reports, she did not catch the virus in spite of being in a close touch with the animal. She is stable and out of danger now.
According to Queensland Health, she is in a secure condition in hospital. After three weeks, other periodic blood tests will be done to confirm her health.
Till now, this bat-borne virus has killed seven people and a vet and another man are also suspected with the same. Testing is going on to confirm their health status.
This is the for the fifth time this year, that such incidences have come into notice that have alerted biosecurity and health authorities in regard to Hendra Virus.
As said by Jeanette Young “I can confirm that at this stage we're aware of three humans who've had exposure to that horse that was confirmed with the Hendra infection”.
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