Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Japan: more HPAI cases

17 November, 2021

On November 10, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries confirmed a detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer flock near Yokote City, Akita Prefecture. This was followed by detection of two more cases in Izumi City, Kagoshima Prefecture, on November 13th and 15th. In total, about 193,000 chickens will be culled.
Japan’s last detection of HPAI in commercial chicken flocks was in March 2021.
The avian influenza strain was diagnosed as H5N8.