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NSW Hendra Quarantine "All-Clear" At Wollongbar

Wednesday, 27th July 2011

In NSW, the state Department Of Primary Industries “has lifted its quarantine on a Wollongbar property (near Lismore in the state's north) where 2 horses died of the Hendra virus” reported abc.net.au. The ban “has been lifted following a decontamination period” & any virus excreted by the infected horses “are now dead & no longer pose a risk of infection”. In addition, 15 people from the north coast “were exposed to the infection, but have been cleared”. However 2 other NSW properties at Lismore & Macksville (where 2 horses died of the infection) “remain quarantined”. The NSW DPI said “76 properties have been tested & confirmed as negative for the Hendra virus, with further testing still underway on some cases”.

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