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Hendra virus found in a dog

The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong has confirmed that a dog has tested positive for hendra virus.

Queensland chief veterinary officer, Dr Rick Symons, says it's an unprecedented situation.

"This is the first time outside of a laboratory that an animal other than a flying fox or a horse, or a human, has been confirmed with hendra virus infection," Dr Symons said.

"The dog is on a property (in Queensland) where hendra virus infection has been confirmed and is currently under quarantine.

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  1. They did not find Hendra virus in the dog - they find antibodies that react with the virus. This may indicate previous infection with Hendra virus or a related virus.

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