Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

Japan confirms second case of avian influenza

Japan 17 February, 2004 Japan's Agriculture Ministry confirmed the nation's second outbreak of avian influenza on Tuesday after the deaths of seven chickens on the southern island of Kyushu (in Kyushu's Oita prefecture - green).
Japan's first case of the disease was in January at a farm in Yamaguchi prefecture (red) at the southern end of the main island of Honshu. The two locations are separated by a narrow body of water.