Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Two more avian influenza cases in Japan

20 November, 2020

Japan's Kagawa prefecture will cull 850,000 chickens at two poultry farms after the country detected an avian influenza outbreak earlier this month. These will be the sixth and seventh cases of the avian influenza in western Kagawa prefecture.
Chickens at the two farms in Mitoyo city tested positive in a preliminary examination for avian influenza, after the farms had notified the prefectural government of an increase in the number of dead chickens. The strain is HPAI H5. The prefecture has already culled About 460,000 chickens were already culled in the previuos four cases.