A new strain of HPAI has hit an Australian poultry farm, totaling seven detections in the country

HPAI has now spread to a seventh poultry farm near Melbourne, Australia. It is a different strain than the six previously detected.

Victoria’s Ag Department said that restricted and controlled areas have now been put in place surrounding all infected premises.

Approximately, one million chickens have been killed in Australia as a result of the virus. That is roughly 5% of the country’s egg-laying flock. While there are no egg shortages, some stores have put purchase limits in place.