Bat borne lethal virus now has vaccine

LNP prevents councils and farmers from removing flying foxes


Thursday, 01/11/201

A vaccine to protect horses from one of Australia’s most lethal viruses will be available from today.

The vaccine has been developed to fight against hendra virus, the bat-borne disease that’s killed 81 horses and four humans since 1994.

The vaccine has been manufactured by Pfizer Animal Health and is available immediately, with priority given to risk areas such as Queensland and NSW.

Pfizer veterinarian Stephanie Armstrong says it’s exciting news for the equine industry.

“The vaccine has been manufactured specifically for administration into horses,” she said.

“The reason for that is because it’s been found as the most effective way to disrupt the transmission of the virus, which occurs from flying foxes and then into horses. It replicates in horses and then can be transferred to humans.

“So, by vaccinating horses, we’ve got a really effective way of breaking that transmission.”

The Australian Veterinary Association is recommending the hendra virus vaccination be considered for horses across the country. It will be up to local vets to decide the cost of doses of the vaccine.

Meanwhile the LNP government continues to pander to the fringe animal rights groups such as RSPCA, PETA and Animals Australia by not allowing local authorities or farmers to get rid of bats carrying the lethal Hendra virus.

Whilst there is provision for councils and farmers to apply for mitigation(kill) permits, few have been issued and the conditions so onerous that according to on one farmer,makes permits “not worth applying for…”

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on November 1, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.