Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Farmers hope to keep Avian influenza out of Australia

 more than half a million egg-laying chickens at Moshav Margaliot, a communal farm in Israel are being culled to contain an outbreak of avian influenza and minimise the risk to humans. The farm provides 7% of all eggs consumed in Israel. Recent outbreaks have occurred in various countries and it is hoped that the virus does reach Australia this time.

The last avian influenza outbreak here disrupted the industry because of the widespread practice of moving eggs and staff between corporate properties.

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