After the outbreak of bird flu, which has caused great damage to domestic poultry farms since last fall, has almost subsided, a meeting of experts from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was held to prepare for the next spread of the infection throughout the region. We have put together a proposal that calls for measures to be taken and thorough disinfection.

During the winter season from last year to this year, bird flu occurred in 52 locations in 18 prefectures such as Kagawa and Chiba prefectures in Japan, and about 9.87 million chickens and other birds were slaughtered. , The number of outbreaks in one season, the number of confirmed prefectures, and the number of slaughtered animals all suffered the greatest damage since 2004, when records can be confirmed.

With the infection almost over this season, a meeting of experts from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was held online to make recommendations based on the latest analysis of the cases that occurred.

Among them, based on the cases of Kagawa and Chiba prefectures where infection spread in areas where poultry farms are concentrated, and Miyazaki prefecture, we disinfect the main roads where livestock-related vehicles pass, and take measures against infection as a whole area It points out that it is effective to do it.

Also, if there are multiple poultry houses on the premises, disinfect hands and fingers and change gloves and boots each time you enter the poultry house, and wild birds and animals will not enter the poultry house, so there will be gaps in the building. Has not fully done what has been pointed out in the past, such as installing fine-knit nets and covers, and says that it is necessary to take thorough measures.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will review the hygiene management standards based on the recommendations.