PARIS, Nov 15 (Reuters) - World animal health body OIE said on Thursday that Australia had reported a case of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at an egg farm in the New South Wales region.
So far 5,000 animals have died but 50,000 are at risk of being affected, a report by the Australian authorities to the Paris-based organisation showed.
The virus was of the "H7" strain but the exact type had not yet been determined, it said.
A restricted area was established around the property, which was under quarantine restriction. (Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide, additional reporting by Gus Trompiz)