Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Japan confirms fresh H5N1 avian influenza outbreak

Japan 25 January, 2007 Japan on Thursday confirmed another case of the H5N1 avian influenza at a poultry farm in the southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki. More than 1,300 chickens have died since Monday (22/01) at a farm in Miyazaki's Hyuga City. In another Miyazaki town earlier this month, 4,000 chickens died from the H5N1 strain.
Earlier this month, Japan suffered its first outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in poultry in more than three years.
In 2004, Japan had four H5N1 poultry outbreaks between January and March, including one in Kyoto in western Japan in which 240,000 chickens were culled and 20 million eggs destroyed.