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Hendra virus goes undetected for two weeks, 23 people at risk

"Biosecurity authorities in Australia fear the deadly Hendra virus may have been spreading from a southeast Queensland property for two weeks before it was finally detected at the weekend.

Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined the property at Mount Alford, 50km southwest of Brisbane, marking the third confirmed outbreak of the bat-borne disease in Queensland and northern NSW in less than a week.

A total of 23 people will wait weeks before knowing if they are infected with the virus, which has a 57 per cent mortality rate among humans"
 
 

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