'Save a budgie, have a flu vaccine': How Australia is prepared for bird flu

Emily Anderson
April 30 2024 - 7:45am
Australia is the only continent free from the HPAI H5 strain of avian influenza. Picture by AP
Australia is the only continent free from the HPAI H5 strain of avian influenza. Picture by AP

Getting a human flu shot may help protect native wildlife and livestock from avian influenza should the strain reach Australian shores.

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Emily Anderson

Emily is a reporter for The Daily Advertiser in the Riverina, NSW. Originally from Sydney, Emily has previously worked across Western Sydney and Regional NSW. Making the move to Wagga in February 2024, she is excited to learn the ins and outs of the Riverina. Got a story? Flick an email to emily.anderson@austcommunitymedia.com.au Follow on insta @emilywyanderson