Following the detection of the second bird flu virus in the prefecture this winter at a poultry farm in Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture, the prefecture and the Self-Defense Forces are slaughtering 1.14 million chickens.
Approximately 20% of chickens for egg collection in the prefecture will be culled due to the detection of viruses one after another.
On the 11th, after a highly pathogenic "H5" avian influenza virus was detected in chickens at a poultry farm in Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture, the prefecture and the Self-Defense Forces, which received a disaster dispatch request, raised the chickens at this poultry farm. We are proceeding with the killing of more than 1.14 million chickens 24 hours a day.
By 10:00 am on the 12th, about 8.6% of the total, or more than 98,000 birds, had been slaughtered.
On the other hand, chickens from another poultry farm within a 3km radius were found to be negative by genetic testing.
In Chiba prefecture, bird flu was confirmed at a poultry farm near the same city of Isumi late last month, and epidemic prevention measures such as burying more than 1.1 million chickens were expected to be completed by the end of this month.
Again this time, that the large-scale culling was required, such as quarantine measures at two poultry farms is what time the end of the, is that the prospect is not standing.
Chiba Prefecture has the second highest egg production in Japan, and as of February, about 12 million chickens for egg collection were kept, but this time, the virus was detected at two poultry farms, and about 20% were killed. It will be disposed of.