A large number of chickens were found dead at a poultry farm in Izumi City, Kagoshima Prefecture, and highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected in the chickens examined.

In response to this, Kagoshima Prefecture has begun disposing of chickens at this poultry farm.

According to Kagoshima Prefecture, on the morning of the 12th, a poultry farm in Izumi City reported that many chickens were dead.

As a result of detailed genetic testing, highly pathogenic "H5" avian influenza virus was detected in all 13 birds tested.

The prefecture has begun disposing of approximately 38,500 feathers raised in this poultry farm.

In addition, the poultry farm has been designated as a "restricted movement area" that prohibits the movement of chickens and eggs within a radius of 3 km, and a "restricted export area" that prohibits the shipment of chickens and eggs from that area within a radius of 10 km. Was specified in.

Within a 10km radius of this poultry farm, there are 119 farms and about 5.53 million chickens and other animals are bred.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, this is the second outbreak of bird flu in poultry farms nationwide this season, following Akita Prefecture, which was confirmed on November 10.