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Another bird flu outbreak near Young (NSW)
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 05:58:09 PM »
The NSW Department of Primary Industries says there's been a second outbreak of bird flu (avian influenza) near Young, in south-west New South Wales.

It says the outbreak is likely to have been passed on from the first outbreak in the area last week, where culling of 400,000 chickens has just been completed.

  Quarantine warning sign about bird flu outbreak height=227 Photo: Quarantine signs were placed outside properties neighbouring the original outbreak at Bendicks Murrell, NSW.  (ABC News: Gregory Nelson)

Initial testing at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute confirmed the virus earlier today and the infected property has been placed under strict quarantine.

The department says tests are being carried out to try to confirm the origin of the latest incidence, but it's the H7 strain, not the H5N1 strain that's dangerous to humans.

It says all eggs and poultry in NSW remain safe to eat.

  ABC Rural  Tony Allan