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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    New Zealand would have to be lucky to avoid a bird flu case on our shores

    New Zealand would have to be lucky to avoid a bird flu case on our shores


    Two separate cases have popped up in Victoria, one in an egg farm, and another in a child who returned to the state from India.

    Massey University Infectious Disease Professor Nigel French says a variety of wild migratory birds enter New Zealand.

    He says the public can play a role alongside government and community groups in detecting the flu early.

    French says any groups of dead birds should be reported to MPI via their website.

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