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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Japan : Bird flu case confirmed in Mie; 67,000 birds to be culled

Via Japan Today :

" TSU : A bird flu infection case has been confirmed among more than 160 chickens recently found dead at a poultry farm in Kiho, Mie Prefecture, prefectural officials said Wednesday.
A genetic test showed that the flu virus found in some of the dead birds was the highly pathogenic H5 type, they said.

The prefecture then decided to cull about 67,000 chickens raised at the affected farm and prohibit the movements of chickens and eggs within a 10-kilometer radius of the farm, covering more than 57,000 chickens at six farms in Kumano and other areas."

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