Biosecurity Queensland workers inspect a horse on a property in Kerry, south-west of Brisbane. (ABC News)
Eight people are feared to have been exposed to the potentially deadly Hendra virus after an infected horse died in southeast Queensland.
A vet who was wearing only gloves, and no mask, when he treated the sick horse is among the people being tested.
They have a long and anxious wait, because Hendra can take up to three weeks to incubate.
The bat-borne virus can spread among horses, who can in turn infect humans who come into close contact with their