Bird flu outbreak sparks mass cull of farmed chickens

By William Ton and Liv Casben
Updated May 22 2024 - 5:55pm, first published 5:52pm
Authorities are investigating an outbreak of bird flu at a Victorian egg farm. (Cathy Parker/AAP PHOTOS)
Authorities are investigating an outbreak of bird flu at a Victorian egg farm. (Cathy Parker/AAP PHOTOS)

Hundreds of thousands of birds at a country egg farm will be euthanised following an outbreak of bird flu, as a child is confirmed as Australia's first human case of a lethal strain spreading around the world.

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