Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Japan: 5.8M birds have been culled due to avian influenza

18 January, 2021

Since last November, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N8 has been detected on 36 poultry farms in 15 prefectures, moving from western Japan, including Kagawa and Miyazaki prefectures, to central and eastern Japan, including Gifu and Chiba prefectures.
This season's number is expected to reach about 6 million when the ongoing cull is completed.