In Yokohama Town, Aomori Prefecture, where the outbreak of bird flu was confirmed at a poultry farm this month, a chicken was found dead at another poultry farm within 3 km, and the "H5 type" bird flu virus was detected. rice field.

The prefecture has begun disposing of approximately 110,000 chickens.

In Yokohama Town, Aomori Prefecture, H5 type avian influenza virus was detected in chickens at a poultry farm on the 8th of this month, and about 160,000 chickens at this poultry farm were disposed of.



Then, on the 14th, about 100 chickens were found dead at another poultry farm in the town within 3 km from this poultry farm, and genetic testing revealed that the H5 virus was found on the morning of the 15th. It was detected.



The prefecture has begun disposing of approximately 110,000 chickens raised in this poultry farm.



According to the prefecture, the inventory of materials required for disposal is low, and it takes about a week to complete the disposal.



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



In addition, we will conduct virus tests on two farms that raise 100 or more chickens in the "restricted movement area" to prevent the spread of infection.

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