Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected in chickens at a poultry farm in Izumi City, Kagoshima Prefecture, the second case of this season in Kagoshima Prefecture and the third case in Japan.

In response, the prefecture has begun disposing of approximately 11,000 chickens raised in this poultry farm.

Kagoshima Prefecture inspected 23 poultry farms within a radius of 3 km on the 13th at a poultry farm in Izumi City after the detection of the first highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in the prefecture this season. bottom.



As a result, a chicken suspected of being infected was found in another poultry farm about 2.5 km away, and a genetic test to confirm whether it was bird flu was conducted by a national laboratory. The bird flu virus was detected.



In response, the prefecture began disposing of all approximately 11,000 chickens raised in the poultry farm around 11:30 am to prevent the spread of the infection.



This is the second case of bird flu confirmed at a poultry farm in Kagoshima prefecture this season, and the third case confirmed in Japan.



The Kagoshima Prefectural Livestock Division says, "The virus is definitely invading the prefecture, and it is safe to have it anywhere at any time. I want each poultry farm to take thorough measures to prevent the spread of the infection."

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