At a poultry farm in Izumi City, Kagoshima Prefecture, a chicken was found dead, and genetic testing revealed that the avian influenza virus was detected. The prefecture has begun to dispose of about 2,3000 chickens raised at this poultry farm.
According to Kagoshima Prefecture, on the 2nd, there was a report that multiple chickens were dead at a poultry farm in Takaono Town, Izumi City, and as a result of genetic testing, a highly pathogenic "H5 type" avian influenza virus was detected.
For this reason, the prefecture began culling about 3,7 chickens raised at this poultry farm from 2 a.m. on the 3000rd.
In addition, we have designated a "movement restriction zone" within a radius of 3 kilometers from this poultry farm to prohibit the movement of chickens and eggs from poultry farms, and have taken measures to prohibit shipments outside the area within a radius of 3 to 10 kilometers as a "carry-out restriction zone."
According to the prefecture, there are a total of 10 poultry farms within a radius of 83 kilometers subject to the restrictions, and more than 485.4 million chickens are raised.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, this is the fourth confirmed case of avian influenza infection at a poultry farm in Japan this season.