Following the detection of bird flu at a poultry farm in Kagoshima Prefecture, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries opened a countermeasures headquarters on the 13th, and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nogami said, "There are many cases where migratory birds carry the virus this season." We asked poultry farmers to take thorough measures such as disinfection.
Bird flu has been occurring one after another at poultry farms around the world since November last year, and on the 13th, bird flu was detected in chickens at poultry farms in Satsuma Town, Kagoshima Prefecture.
This means that this season has been confirmed in 15 prefectures.
In response to this, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries opened a countermeasures headquarters on the 13th, in which Minister Nogami said, "In many cases, migratory birds carry the virus. Not only around ponds and dams with many migratory birds, but also around. Viruses also exist in fields and roads. "
After that, he asked poultry farmers to take thorough measures, saying, "In order to prevent the invasion of viruses into the farm, it is necessary to thoroughly implement the basics of hygiene management such as disinfection and management of bird nets."
In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries confirmed its policy to support poultry farmers who will introduce bird nets and equipment necessary for disinfection.