Australian officials confirm first case of Hendra antibodies in a dog

07/26/2011 | ABC (Australia)

A dog under quarantine for the Hendra virus in Australia has tested positive for antibodies to the disease, the first time Hendra has been detected in an animal other than horses, flying foxes and humans, Australian health officials say. "This means that at some point the dog has been exposed to the virus, but to our knowledge has shown no signs of illness," said Queensland's chief veterinary officer, Rick Symons.

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