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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Australia : Pigeon flu outbreak in Lalor and Thomastown

Via Whittlesea Leader :

" FOUR Whittlesea properties have been quarantined as a rare bird virus spreads across northern Melbourne, killing domestic and racing pigeon flocks.

The Department of Primary Industries last week confirmed avian paramyxovirus was detected in three properties in Lalor and one in Thomastown earlier this month.

The department’s Alan Everett said the quarantine order would be lifted 30 days after the last detected death and all cleaning and sterilising of the sites had been done.

In total, 25 properties have been quarantined across Victoria, with 23 confirmed virus cases."

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