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What does the World Health Organisation (WHO) say about AI and food safety?

“To date, no epidemiological data suggest that the disease can be transmitted to humans through properly cooked food (even if contaminated with the virus prior to cooking). However, in a few instances, cases have been linked to consumption of dishes made of raw contaminated poultry blood.” (Link to AI WHO word doc in web folder)

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Is there avian influenza in Australia at present?

Avian influenza (a bird disease) is not present in Australia. It is however quite widespread in some South-East Asian countries and China and has made its appearance in a range of other countries, most recently Turkey, Nigeria, Italy, Germany and France. Australian chickens are free of avian influenza and the industry has rigorous systems to [...]

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