Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Third H7 strain of avian influenza found in Japan

11 March, 2009

Third Aichi Prefecture farm has been tested positive for the H7 strain of avian influenza virus.
The third case of avian influenza virus was also found on a quail farm in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, where two low pathogenic H7N6 strains of avian influenza virus were identified since the end of February.
The quail farm tested positive raises about 110,000 birds and has been quarantined for further investigation.
The prefectural government has limited the outflow of egg products from two farms near the quail farm.