Hendra vaccine could be here by end of year: CSIRO

A VACCINATION against the potentially fatal Hendra virus could be available for horses by the year's end, according to the CSIRO.

It is unclear what it would cost or how long the vaccine will offer protection.

In an ABC News report, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory director Professor Martyn Jeggo said it was far more cost effective to produce a vaccine for horses than for people.

"It takes about 10 years to get a vaccine on the market for human infection," he said.


Labor blasted for opposing power station feasibility study

Premium Content Labor blasted for opposing power station feasibility study

The LNP’s passionate resource industry advocates were outraged Labor tried again to...

Brothers strike gold in CQ with six nuggets worth $16K

Premium Content Brothers strike gold in CQ with six nuggets worth $16K

Prospectors call for more areas to open across the state after finding their...

WARNING: More wild weather, severe storms to hit CQ

Premium Content WARNING: More wild weather, severe storms to hit CQ

The latest weather warning is one of many to be issued over the past six days.