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Aust Vet J. 2013 Aug;91(8):328-31. doi: 10.1111/avj.12092.

Response of Australian veterinarians to the announcement of a Hendra virus vaccine becoming available.

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Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, 4810, Queensland, Australia. Diana.Mendez@jcu.edu.au

Abstract

DESIGN:

A cross-sectional study of private veterinarians providing equine services in Queensland.

RESULTS:

The study revealed that a majority of veterinarians would support the introduction of a Hendra virus (HeV) vaccine. Moreover, almost half of the respondents intended to make vaccination a prerequisite to horse patient presentation. However, participants also responded that a vaccine would not reduce the risk sufficiently to cease or downgrade their HeV management plan and infection control measures.

CONCLUSION:

When devising promoting and marketing campaigns, government agencies and manufacturers should consider private veterinarians' intentions as a significant driver for the uptake of the HeV vaccine.

KEYWORDS:

Hendra virus; biosecurity; infection control; vaccines; veterinarians

PMID:
23889099
DOI:
10.1111/avj.12092
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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