Australia: Former Equine Flu Hot Spots Declared Free of Virus

Areas of New South Wales, Australia, formerly considered to be "hot spots" for equine influenza were given a clean bill of health Feb. 8, according to Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald.

"Exhaustive testing has failed to identify horse flu at Armidale, Narrabri, Gunnedah, Dubbo, Wellington, Parkes, Forbes, and Grenfell," Macdonald said. "At the height of the outbreak hundreds

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