High risk of bird flu says biosecurity minister

High risk of bird flu says biosecurity minister
The biggest threat is to poultry. (Image: Unsplash)
Rebecca Howard
Biosecurity minister Andrew Hoggard says he is “very” concerned about the poultry industry should a fast-evolving type of bird flu hit our shores, but less worried about the risk of it infecting dairy cattle. “I think it’s very high risk that it is going to come here,” he told the Primary Production Committee during a new parliamentary process known as “scrutiny weeks”.Hoggard was referring to high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI), which can cause high death rates in birds and can also inf...

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