Dusty, a pet Kelpie of the Fearans of Mt Alford is on death row. Although he is quite fit, it was his bad luck to contract the Hendra virus, probably from the horses who contracted it from the fruit bats.
Dusty on death row.
The only ones to come out unscathed in this continuing saga are the fruit bats. Men have died, horses have died or been put down and now family pets are in danger.