Avian influenza virus was detected in chickens at a poultry farm in Tako Town, Chiba Prefecture, and the prefecture has decided to start culling more than 1.15 million chickens on the 7th.
This is the seventh case of bird flu virus confirmed in the prefecture this season.
According to Chiba Prefecture, on the 6th, a poultry farm in Tako Town contacted us that "6 chickens are dead" and conducted a genetic test. As a result, "H5 type" avian influenza virus was detected.
The prefecture has decided to start culling 1.15 million chickens at this poultry farm on the 7th.
In addition, the poultry farm is designated as a "restricted movement area" that prohibits the movement of chickens and eggs within a radius of 3 km, and as a "restricted export area" that prohibits the movement of chickens and eggs within a radius of 10 km. At the same time, we will disinfect livestock-related vehicles around the poultry farm.
Bird flu has been confirmed at an unprecedented pace in Chiba prefecture this season, and this is the seventh case.
The prefecture will hold a countermeasures headquarters meeting from 9:30 am on the 7th to discuss measures.