Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Australia: 2 Outbreaks of LPAI H5N2

12 August, 2020

After two outbreaks of avian influenza H7N7 the increased surveillance in the region, revealed two more farms with another avian influenza strain - low path (LPAI) H5N2.
One farm is in Lethbridge (4500 mixed age turkeys and 2700 spent layer hens/rooster), near the original H7N7 outbreak, while the other is in Bairnsdale, Victoria (3000, 18 week old turkeys, including 7-800 moved from the Lethbridge property. 2,440 3-4 week-old turkey poults).