Bird flu spreads to seventh Australian poultry farm | 17 June 2024 | Highly pathogenic avian influenza has spread to a seventh poultry farm near Melbourne, the government of Australia's Victoria state said on Monday. Six of the properties have an H7N3 flu strain and a seventh has an H7N9 strain, it said. "Restricted and control areas are in place surrounding all infected premises," Victoria's agriculture department said in a statement. The infected properties include six egg farms and a duck farm. Around 1 million chickens, roughly 5% of Australia's egg-laying flock, have been or will be killed at affected farms to contain the virus, the government said last week.

Subscribe to CLG newsletter

Subscribe to newsletter

Subscribe to the CLG newsletter. (We don't sell or share data.) Enter your email address below!