HENDRA OUTBREAK: Two South Kolan properties have been quarantined.
HENDRA OUTBREAK: Two South Kolan properties have been quarantined.

Hendra outbreak contained to two properties

THE outbreak of hendra in South Kolan has been contained to two properties, Biosecurity reports.

A Biosecurity Queensland spokeswoman, part of the state Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, said two properties remained quarantined with no further outbreaks of hendra confirmed.

Biosecurity Queensland chief veterinary officer Rick Symons said hendra virus was "not very contagious".

He reiterated there were no movement restrictions for the general horse population.

"There is no need to panic," he said.

"Horses that have been identified as being at risk of exposure to hendra virus will be placed under movement restrictions."

As previously published by the NewsMail, a South Kolan horse was euthanised last week and confirmed to have had hendra.

The Katrina Cres property was quarantined with another horse remaining on site.

A neighbouring property, reported to be home to seven horses was later quarantined.

No further properties have been quarantined, at this stage.



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