Japan Culls More Than 40,000 Birds After Flu Outbreak

2024-04-19 03:32:529145
Japan Culls More Than 40,000 Birds After Flu Outbreak
  • November 27, 2023
  • 11:30 AM CST
  • Sharon George

Japan has culled more than 40,000 birds amid an outbreak of bird flu.

The government detected a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in southern parts of Japan.

Japan Culls More Than 40,000 Birds After Flu Outbreak

The culling took place at a farm in Kashima City, where the virus was reported.

Japan Taking Preventive Measures

The swift response included culling all 40,000 birds at the affected farm, coupled with a 10-kilometre radius restriction on poultry and egg product transportation.

Genetic testing confirmed the H5 subtype of avian influenza in the deceased birds, prompting preventive measures involving the transfer of 255,000 birds across 12 poultry farms.

The total number of chickens to be culled in the 2022 season reached 10.08 million

Bird Flu Begins in October

The influenza virus is a recurring phenomenon in Japan as it reveals itself in October each year.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urged all relevant authorities to take all preventive measures to prevent the virus from spreading further.

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