Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Japan: HPAI in wild bird droppings in Hokkaido

1 November, 2020

As a result of inspection by Hokkaido University, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N8 subtype) was detected in wild duck droppings collected in Monbetsu City, Hokkaido on October 24. 
This is the first time this season that highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in Japan.