Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Japan: avian influenza

10 January, 2018

Japan's agriculture ministry reported a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan. 100,000 broiler chickens are present at the farm. The AI strain is an H5N6.
Japan's last outbreak of avian influenza occurred in March. Between November 2016 and March 2017, a total of 1.67 million chickens were culled due to the H5N6 strain of avian influenza, according to the ministry of agriculture.