A strain of Avian flu confirmed in NSW

A strain of Avian flu has been detected at layer hen egg farm in NSW’s South West.

The H7 Avian Influenza strain was reported to the Department of Primary Industries this week, and the DPI stressed that it was not the highly-pathogenic H5N1, strain otherwise known as bird flu.

The NSW food Authority released a statement advising that the H7 strain of Avian flu does not pose a food safety risk to consumers and that there has been no case reported of humans getting infected from eating food from farms affected by bird flu.

The property located at Young has since been quarantined and movements on and off the property are being controlled.

The Department of Primary Industries and the Livestock Health and Pest Authority are continuing surveillance and tracing to ensure that the virus has not spread.

 

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