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November 23, 2005

Simulated birdflu outbreak staged in AustraliaRadioLive News Room

Australia's to stage a simulated bird flu outbreak next week, after officials warned the country faces a small but real risk of the H5N1 virus breaking out.

Up to a thousand people, across 19 towns and cities, will be involved in the staged response to an outbreak in chickens.

Observers from Britain, New Zealand and the World Organisation for Animal Health will monitor the three-day exercise.

Posted by dymaxion at November 23, 2005 12:29 PM

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