Highly pathogenic H7 bird flu found on fourth poultry farm in Australia

By Thomson Reuters Jun 5, 2024 | 1:43 AM

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found on a fourth poultry farm near Melbourne near two other properties where the virus had already been detected, the government of Australia’s Victoria state said on Wednesday.

“Avian influenza virus has been confirmed at a fourth Victorian poultry farm,” the government said in a statement.

(Reporting by Peter Hobson; Editing by Himani Sarkar)