Joseph O'Keefe, the Wallaceville manager said it has been imported from Australia and stored in vials, which was kept inside a freezer. Well-trained staffs, wearing safe suits are engaged to deal with the dangerous substance.
Evidences are not been found to ensure its spread to humans. So in New Zealand suspected waterfowls were tested for H5N1 virus in the laboratory.
Ron Thornton, the biosecurity expert the imported sample is important to diagnose bird flu cases in New Zealand.
If avian flu attacks here approximately $1.5 million people and 33,000 million will be the sufferers and dying people respectively - health ministry says.