Avian influenza detected on Victorian egg farm
Date issued: 31 Juy 2020
Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria
Issued to: Health professionals and consumers in the Golden Plains Shire
- A strain of H7N7avian influenza (AI) virus has been detected on a free-range egg farm in the Golden Plains Shire.
- Avian influenza (AI) viruses are a group of influenza viruses that normally circulate among birds.
- On rare occasions, this strain of avian influenza has been known to infect and cause disease in humans who have had close contact with infected poultry or human cases.
- To date, no human cases have been reported.
- When people are infected with a H7N7 AI virus, they may have no symptoms or have mild conjunctivitis or flu-like illness.
- There is no risk of transmission through consumption of eggs and chicken meat that are thoroughly cooked.
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