On the 29th, multiple chickens were found dead at a poultry farm in Wakayama City, and a genetic test was conducted to detect the avian influenza virus.
In response, Wakayama Prefecture decided to dispose of approximately 46,000 chickens raised at this poultry farm.
According to Wakayama Prefecture, on the morning of the 29th, facility staff found nine dead chickens at a poultry farm in Wakayama City.
When the prefecture conducted a detailed genetic test, the "H5 type" bird flu virus was detected on the morning of the 30th.
In response, the prefecture held a task force meeting at 9:00 am on the 30th and decided to dispose of approximately 46,000 chickens raised at this poultry farm.
Chicken disposal and facility disinfection work is expected to be completed by December 4th.
In addition, Wakayama Prefecture has designated a “restricted movement area” within a radius of 3 km around the facility, prohibiting the movement of chickens and eggs, and a “restricted area” within a radius of 10 km, prohibiting shipment to outside areas. did.
There are three poultry farms in the "export restricted area", and about 3,000 chickens are raised.
This is the second case of bird flu confirmed in Wakayama Prefecture this season, following Adventure World, a theme park in Shirahama Town.