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2 More Hendra Outbreaks In Queensland

Monday, 18th July 2011

Over the weekend, 2 new outbreaks of Hendra disease were also confirmed in Queensland: 1 at Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast & another at Boondall in Brisbane’s north (& only 10kms from the city's horse racing precinct around Ascot & Eagle Farm). However Jamie Orchard from Racing Queensland told abc.net.au: “We don't see the need for it to affect any race meetings at this stage, people are getting on with it. Certainly the trainers in the racing industry are very conscious of what steps they need to take to minimise the risk. They're already taking the various precautions that we're recommending so we're fairly confident at this point that racing shouldn't be affected.”

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