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August 01, 2020 - New Straits Times (My)

Bird flu outbreak reported at Australia farm

Bird flu outbreak reported at Australia farm
Chicken on egg farmCredit: PETA

AUSTRALIA reported an outbreak of H7N7 bird flu at a free-range egg farm in the state of Victoria.

The farm in Lethbridge with more than 43,000 birds had 21,750 cases of avian influenza, according to a notice on the World Organisation For Animal Health website.

Movement controls had been put in place for the region and the affected property had been placed in quarantine, Victoria's Chief Veterinary Officer Graeme Cooke said in a statement. Birds on the property were being destroyed to stop the spread of the virus, according to the statement.

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