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Australia hit by high-path bird flu outbreak
Thursday October 17 2013
Australia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) on a free range egg farm in New South Wales, prompting a ban on poultry sales to one of the country's largest export markets.
The Australian authorities this week informed the World Organisation of Animal Health that the H7 avian flu strain had been detected on a layer farm in the state - potentially affecting around 400 000 birds at property.
There is no evidence of a human health risk from H7 avian influenza in regards to food products...
HK bans Australian chicken and eggs
Hong Kong has banned imports of Australian chicken and eggs from the state of New South Wales.
The Centre for Food Safety imposed the ban based on information from the World Organization for Animal Health of an outbreak of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza at a poultry farm in New South Wales, Australia.