Search This Blog

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Japan : Aichi, Kochi fear bird flu's spread

Via The Japan Times :

" Chickens at a poultry farm in Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture, have been confirmed infected with a highly pathogenic avian flu virus, the prefectural government said Wednesday.

Elsewhere, suspected cases of bird flu were detected in Aichi and Kochi prefectures, raising concern the disease may spread across the nation.

After seven out of 10 chickens tested from the Izumi poultry farm were confirmed to be infected with the H5 bird flu strain, the prefecture had all 8,600 chickens there killed.

The Kagoshima case is the third outbreak this month of highly pathogenic bird flu among chickens, following cases in the city of Miyazaki and in Shintomi, Miyazaki Prefecture, where the virus was confirmed as a highly lethal strain."

No comments:

Post a Comment