In one wild bird "buzzard" found in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, which was confirmed to be infected with the avian influenza virus, a highly pathogenic virus with strong infectivity was detected in subsequent tests.

On the 28th of last month, an avian influenza virus was detected in the carcass of a wild bird buzzard found in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

On the 4th, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that a highly infectious and highly pathogenic "H5 subtype" virus was detected in a detailed examination by the National Institute for Environmental Studies after that.

According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, this is the third case of highly pathogenic virus detected in wild birds in Tokyo, and so far no infection has been confirmed in other wild birds.

In order to investigate whether there are any infected wild birds, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will strengthen the monitoring system for wild birds in the 3 wards of Tokyo, in addition to a 10-kilometer radius of the place where the buzzard carcass was found.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is urging people to contact the Tokyo Metropolitan Government or nearby wards and municipalities if a large number of wild birds are found dead in the same place.