A recent outbreak of H7N7 bird flu on a farm in Victoria, Australia, infected about half of all birds on the farm, Bloomberg reported on Aug. 1. According to U.S. media reports, Australia’s new crown epidemic situation is not optimistic, Victoria 2 new confirmed cases on the 2nd, more than 650 cases, up from the previous day’s 397 cases.
Bloomberg said the farm, based in Lesbridge, Victoria, has 21,750 birds infected with H7N7 bird flu in 43,000 birds, Bloomberg said, citing a statement from the World Organization for Animal Health.
Victoria’s chief veterinary officer, Graeme Cooke, said in a statement that the area was currently restricted and affected farms had been quarantined. The statement also said that in order to control the spread of avian influenza virus, poultry on the farm will be killed by the relevant personnel after destruction.
The state’s Department of Health and Human Services said the H7N7 virus “does not pose a risk to the public because it rarely affects humans unless humans come into direct and close contact with sick birds.” “
Meanwhile, Australia’s new crown is still not optimistic. The number of new crown-confirmed cases in Victoria on Tuesday was more than 650, up from 397 the day before, Reuters reported, citing ABC news. According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, as of 10 a.m. Beijing time on August 2, the cumulative number of new confirmed cases in Australia has reached 20,000, a total of 17,294.