An overview of avian influenza in the context of the Australian commercial poultry industry

Angela Scott, Marta Hernandez-Jover, Peter Groves, Jenny Ann Toribio

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Abstract

From 1976 Australia has experienced seven highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in poultry farms and there have been a total of 16 confirmed low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) cases in poultry in Australia at the time of writing. This paper describes all past LPAI and HPAI detections in Australian poultry and reviews avian influenza risk in the Australian commercial chicken industry. The factors that influence this risk are also discussed; notably the nomadic nature of Australian waterfowl, the increasing demand of free range poultry egg and meat production in Australia, and biosecurity practices implemented across farms including farm separations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100139
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalOne Health
Volume10
Early online date11 May 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 May 2020

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