Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

2nd farm in Australia hit by avian influenza

7 August, 2020

Following a farm testing positive for H7N7 avian influenza virus on 31 July, a second egg farm near Lethbridge has now also tested positive. The farm is within the existing Restricted Area and has been under movement restrictions and regular surveillance which has enabled rapid identification and containment of the disease.
Agriculture Victoria’s AgriBio lab confirmed overnight that the latest batch of surveillance samples from birds from the property had returned positive for avian influenza.