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Monday, April 14, 2014

Japan : Return of bird flu sparks cull

Article via The Standard :

" Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after bird flu infections were confirmed at a poultry farm in the south.

DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Kumamoto prefecture that kept 56,000 birds, after its owner reported a lot of sudden deaths among his poultry, the agriculture ministry said.

Officials also ordered the culling of another 56,000 birds at a separate farm run by the same owner after treating it as a location of possible infections.

This is the first confirmed outbreak of bird flu in Japan in three years.

But the ministry has been warning farmers about infection risks, citing the continued spread of the disease in Asia, including neighboring South Korea."

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