As a result of genetic testing, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected in a large number of chickens that died at a poultry farm in Kuji City, Iwate Prefecture, and the prefecture began disposing of approximately 45,000 chickens at this poultry farm.

According to Iwate Prefecture, on the morning of the 11th, it was reported that more than 300 chickens were dead at a chicken farm in Kuji City, and as a result of genetic testing, H5 type avian influenza virus was detected.

This is the first time that bird flu has been confirmed at a poultry farm in Iwate Prefecture.

In response to this, the prefecture held an urgent countermeasures meeting to discuss the response and began to dispose of about 45,000 chickens raised in this poultry farm.

In addition, the area within a radius of 3 km of the poultry farm is designated as a "restricted movement area" that prohibits the movement of chickens and eggs from the poultry farm, and the "restricted export area" that prohibits shipping from that area within a radius of 10 km. Specified in.

At the countermeasures meeting, Governor Tatsumasu of Iwate Prefecture said, "Infected chicken meat will not be on the market, and we would like to thoroughly prevent reputational damage and disseminate information so that the citizens of the prefecture do not feel uneasy."