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Emergency Response Plan




A comprehensive Emergency Response Plan to cover disease outbreaks of various kinds in all regions of Queensland has been developed.  The plan is supported by 3 appendix documents.  This plan is a live document and any input will be welcomed and considered.  These documents are all available in easy to download and print pdf format at the bottom of this page.



Emergency Response Plan
APPENDIX 1 Disease Schedules
APPENDIX 2 Qld Regions and Map
APPENDIX 3 - State and Federal Response Roles
QHC Emergency Planning Workbook







 
22/02/2013
Biosecurity Queensland is managing a new Hendra virus case in the Tablelands area after a positive test result was received late last night.  Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Rick Symons said one horse had died on the property after becoming unwell over the weekend.  “Biosecurity Queensland is in the process of quarantining the property. There are other horses on the property and we will be working to determine what contact the infected horse had with these other animals,” Dr Symons said. 
“Testing and monitoring will then be undertaken over the next month. “While under quarantine, restrictions will apply to moving horses and horse materials on and off the infected property.”
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25/01/2013
Are you prepared for Hendra virus? How do your everyday practices shape up?
Workplace Health and Safety Qld has produced a survey so you can audit your own precautions and risk management. Find out more on WHSQ
Download a copy of the surveys.
MANAGING OCCUPATIONAL HENDRA VIRUS RISKS FOR HORSE PROPERTIES AND OTHER HORSE RELATED BUSINESSES –SELF SURVEY
MANAGING OCCUPATIONAL HENDRA VIRUS RISKS IN VETERINARY PRACTICE – SELF SURVEY

 
24/01/2013
The Qld Horse Council stresses the need to be aware that Hendra virus can occur wherever there are flying foxes and horses, and because of the large area that flying foxes travel over, can occur across a large proportion of the state and at any time of the year. For information about how you can reduce the risks to yourself and your horse please read our fact sheets:-
Bats & Trees
Hendra – Property Design
Hendra Virus – Reducing the Risk
Hendra Virus