The amount of duck spawning decreased on a farm in Yokoshibahikari Town, Chiba Prefecture, and avian influenza virus was detected as a result of inspection.
The chicks on this farm are shipped to six prefectures nationwide and are being slaughtered in each region.
According to Chiba Prefecture and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, before 10 am on the 20th, from a farm in Yokoshibahikari Town, "One of the seven facilities is raising about 350 birds, and the normal duck spawning volume is 3 minutes. As a result of genetic testing, "H5 type" avian influenza virus was detected before dawn on the 21st.
In response to this, Chiba Prefecture will proceed with the culling of about 6000 ducks on this farm from the morning of the 21st.
In addition, centering on this farm,
▽ a "restricted movement area" that prohibits the movement of ducks, chickens and eggs within a radius of 3 km
▽ a "restricted
area" that prohibits the movement of ducks, chickens and eggs
within a radius of 10 km from the area. ”,
In the last week, duck chicks have been shipped from this farm to nine farms in six prefectures, Hokkaido, Miyagi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Osaka, and Nara, with a total of about 6,000 ducks in each municipality other than Chiba prefecture. It means that the slaughter will take place.
Since the end of last month, bird flu has been confirmed one after another at two poultry farms in Isumi City in Chiba Prefecture, and epidemic prevention measures such as burying more than 2.2 million chickens are being promoted.