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How can you best protect against Hendra virus?

It is thought that Hendra virus is transmitted from fruit bat to horse via feed contaminated with fruit bat urine, faeces, or body fluids. This means that wherever there are fruit bats, there is a risk of infection.

With no cure or treatment, vaccination is the most effective way to reduce the risk of Hendra virus. By vaccinating horses, owners are also protecting themselves, their families and anyone who comes into contact with their horses.

Download the Hendra vaccination factsheet here to learn more about the vaccination, including its safety and when it should be administered.