Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Japan: Ninth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza

25 November, 2020

Japan has detected a new outbreak of avian influenza on a chicken farm in southwestern Fukuoka prefecture, in addition to the eight already reported in Kagawa prefecture west of Tokyo.
The wave of avian influenza that began earlier this month is proving to be the worst in around four years and the first serious spread of the virus in two years.
About 93,500 chickens on a farm in Munakata city in Fukuoka will be culled. In Kagawa prefecture more than 1.3 million chickens have been culled this month.
Japan's last outbreak of avian influenza was in January 2018, also in Kagawa prefecture, when 91,000 chickens were culled.