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  • H5N8 bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

    [Source: Kyodo, full page: (LINK).]


    14:08 13 April 2014

    Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled

    KUMAMOTO, Japan, April 13, Kyodo


    Two chickens tested positive Sunday for a highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Kumamoto Prefecture where 1,100 chickens have died, setting off the culling through Monday of some 112,000 birds, the local and central governments said.

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  • #2
    Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

    Suspected outbreak of H5-type bird flu discovered at two Kumamoto farms
    BY REIJI YOSHIDA
    STAFF WRITER
    APR 13, 2014

    The agriculture ministry announced Sunday a suspected outbreak of bird flu that killed at least 1,100 chickens at a farm in Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, prompting the prefectural government to order the culling of 112,000 chickens kept there and at another nearby farm run by the same operator.

    The ministry also ordered a ban on the shipping or moving of chickens and their eggs within a the 3-km radius of the two farms, and requested that reporters not approach the farms to prevent further spread of the suspected H5-type avian influenza outbreak.

    In an apparent bid to ease public concerns, government officials noted in a statement that no cases of bird-to-human bird flu infection through eating chicken meat or eggs have been found in Japan.
    ...
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201.../#.U0pn7PldXus
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    • #3
      Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

      Source: http://www.enca.com/world/japan-orde...outbreak-south


      Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south
      World
      Sunday 13 April 2014 - 7:37am

      TOKYO - Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed Sunday bird flu infections 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 Saturday a lot of sudden deaths among his poultry, the agriculture ministry said in a statement.

      Government will take thorough measures to prevent wider infections

      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, the ministry said.

      It was the first confirmed outbreak of bird flu in Japan in three years...

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        Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

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        2 farms
        #1 farm in Taragi town: 5 poultry houses, 56000 chickens, 45 days olds chickens
        #2 farm in Sagara village: 56000 chickens, 17 days olds chickens
        *#1 and #2 are same owner
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        11 disinfection points
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        Timeline
        11 April,
        70 chickens died at #1 farm

        12 April,
        200 chickens died at #1 farm
        15:30, calls Livestock hygiene center
        18:50, inspections by Livestock hygiene center
        simple test: flu positive from 6/10 chickens(5/5 flu positive from dead chickens)

        at last, total 1115 chickens died

        13 April,
        genetic test: H5 detected from 2/10 chickens
        07:30, Sagara village established task force
        09:30, MAFF held measure meeting, sent expert team
        *MAFF = Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
        09:30, Kumamoto prefecture held measure meeting, sent 400 officers to farms

        Kumamoto prefecture decided to prohibition on transfer of chickens and eggs from 5 farms located within 3 km from 2 farms
        and prohibited shipments of chickens and eggs from 42 farms within 10 km

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        10:30, slaughter disposition started in Taragi town #1 farm
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        11:00, Japan govt held emergency response meeting
        13:00, MAFF held poultry disease subcommittee
        13:30, Kumamoto prefecture held preventive measures meeting
        13:30, slaughter disposition started in Sagara village #2 farm

        slaughter disposition
        *it's scheduled to finish at tomorrow AM
        #1 farm 6000/56000 chickens
        #2 farm 11000/56000 chickens
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        Kumamoto pref http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/soshiki/...nfuruenza.html
        MAFF http://www.maff.go.jp/j/syouan/douei/tori/
        NHK http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2014...705851000.html http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2014...699941000.html
        asahi com http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG4F4CSVG4FUTIL00B.html http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG4F32ZSG4FTLVB001.html

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        • #5
          Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

          Many thanks, Makoto, for the prompt response after my Twitter enquiry.

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            Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

            <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d2177.5756360493533!2d130 .953564!3d32.30329899999999!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i 1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0&#37;3A0x0!2zMzLCsD E4JzExLjkiTiAxMzDCsDU3JzEyLjgiRQ!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sch !4v1397482813629" width="200" height="200" frameborder="0" style="border:0"></iframe> #1 farm in Taragi town <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d4352.08164810846!2d130.8 4993100000003!3d32.25760200000001!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0! 3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x0!2zMzLC sDE1JzI3LjQiTiAxMzDCsDUwJzU5LjgiRQ!5e1!3m2!1sen!2s ch!4v1397482675178" width="200" height="200" frameborder="0" style="border:0"></iframe> #2 farm in Sagara village

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            17 disinfection points/new disinfection points
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            timeline

            14 April
            00:50 Kumamoto prefecture requested the dispatch of SDF
            *SDF= Self-Defense Forces
            02:33 20 SDF personnels sent out
            03:19 150 SDF personnels sent out
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            03:50 Slaughter disposition finished #2 farm
            15:30 Kumamoto prefecture held 2nd measure meeting
            19:20 Slaughter disposition finished #1 farm

            slaughter disposition delayed by heavy rains
            prefecture plans to bury dead chickens within the farms area on Wednesday


            Kumamoto pref http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/soshiki/...ruenzakou.html
            SDF http://www.mod.go.jp/j/press/news/2014/04/14a.html
            jiji press http://www.jiji.com/jc/d4?p=tri413&d=d4_gg
            mainichi http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/04/14/...6000c/001.html

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            • #7
              Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

              [Source: OIE, full PDF document: (LINK). Edited.]


              Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5, Japan


              Information received on 13/04/2014 from Dr Toshiro Kawashima, CVO, Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo , Japan
              • Summary
                • Report type Immediate notification
                • Date of start of the event 11/04/2014
                • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 13/04/2014
                • Report date 13/04/2014
                • Date submitted to OIE 13/04/2014
                • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
                • Date of previous occurrence 25/03/2011
                • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
                • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
                • Serotype H5
                • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
                • This event pertains to the whole country
              • New outbreaks
                • Summary of outbreaks
                  • Total outbreaks: 1
                    • Outbreak Location - KUMAMOTO ( Kuma-gun, Taragi-machi )
                      • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed – Slaughtered
                        • Birds - 56400 - 200 - 200 - 56200 - 0
                      • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
                        • Birds - 0.35% - 0.35% - 100.00% - 100.00%
                        • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
              • Epidemiology
                • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
                  • Unknown or inconclusive
              • Epidemiological comments
                • Infection with H5 influenza A virus in poultry was confirmed on 13 April 2014 in Kumamoto prefecture.
                • On 12 April 2014, local veterinary officers visited the farm immediately after notification from the owner.
                • Increase of the mortality was recognized and the local veterinary service centre in the prefecture (Kumamoto Livestock Hygiene Centre) confirmed that samples from dead birds were influenza A virus positive by antigen-capture kits.
                • On the same day, the centre started RT-PCR test and confirmed that the subtype was H5 on 13 April.
                • The samples are to be sent to the National Institute of Animal Health for virus isolation and HI test.
                • Movement restrictions are imposed on the farms within the radius of 3km of the affected farm.
                • Shipment restrictions are imposed on the farms within the radius of 3-10km of the affected farm.
                • Stamping-out policy is applied to the affected farm and epidemiologically related farms.
                • Destruction of all the susceptible birds in the affected farm and epidemiologically related farms will be completed on 13 April 2014.
              • Control measures
                • Measures applied
                  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
                  • Stamping out
                  • Quarantine
                  • Movement control inside the country
                  • Screening
                  • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
                  • Vaccination prohibited
                  • No treatment of affected animals
                • Measures to be applied
                  • No other measures
              • Diagnostic test results
                • Laboratory name and type - Kumamoto Livestock Hygiene Centre ( Local laboratory )
                  • Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
                    • Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 13/04/2014 - Positive
              • Future Reporting
                • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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              • #8
                Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

                Source: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001211906

                112,000 birds culled; burial to end Wednesday
                8:27 pm, April 15, 2014

                The Yomiuri Shimbun KUMAMOTO—The Kumamoto prefectural government has completed the culling of about 112,000 chickens after an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza at a poultry farm in Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, was confirmed Sunday. The chickens, which had been kept on two farms operated by the same owner in Taragi and Sagara in the prefecture, were placed into pits at the farms on Tuesday morning, according to the prefecture.

                The prefectural government will also place feed and manure from the two farms in pits and bury them with the chickens as epidemic prevention measures on Wednesday...

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                  Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

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                  Timeline
                  11 April,
                  70 chickens died at #1 farm

                  12 April,
                  200 chickens died at #1 farm
                  15:30 calls Livestock hygiene center
                  18:50 inspections by Livestock hygiene center
                  21:30 Kumamoto dep. of agriculture, forestry and fisheries held emergency measure meeting for preparations
                  22:30 preparations and instructions for preventive measures
                  22:45 simple test: flu positive from 6/10 chickens(5/5 flu positive from dead chickens)

                  at last, total 1115 chickens died
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                  13 April,
                  04:10 Kumamoto pref sent 96 officers to Taragi town
                  07:30 Sagara village established task force
                  07:40 Kumamoto pref sent 96 officers to Taragi town
                  08:00 genetic test : H5 detected from 2/10 chickens
                  09:30 MAFF held measure meeting, sent expert team
                  *MAFF = Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
                  09:30 Kumamoto pref held 1st emergency headquarters meeting

                  Instruction by Kumamoto governor, Ikuo Kabashima
                  1 initial response
                  2 bird flu containment
                  3 surveillances and examinations
                  4 accurately communicate the informations

                  10:00 started digging farms ground
                  10:30 slaughter disposition started in Taragi town #1 farm
                  11:00 Japan govt held emergency response meeting
                  12:30 one disinfection point started operation
                  13:00 MAFF held poultry disease subcommittee
                  13:00 Kumamoto prefecture held bird flu meeting
                  13:15 slaughter disposition started in Sagara village #2 farm
                  14:00 Governor talks with MAFF parliamentary secretaries, Yasuhiro Ozato
                  19:00 all disinfection point was completed
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                  14 April
                  00:50 Kumamoto prefecture requested the dispatch of SDF
                  *SDF = Self-Defense Forces
                  02:33 20 SDF personnels sent out
                  03:19 150 SDF personnels sent out
                  03:50 Slaughter disposition finished #2 farm
                  06:00 SDF personnels arrived
                  09:00 SDF personnels joined
                  15:30 Kumamoto prefecture held 2nd emergency headquarters meeting
                  decided new 6 disinfection points
                  19:20 Slaughter disposition finished #1 farm
                  20:45 put #1 farm dead chickens into digging hole
                  ? MOE decided to dispatch expert team
                  *MOE = Ministry of the Environment
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                  15 April
                  10:00 put #2 farm dead chickens into digging hole
                  15:00 inspections by members of a prefectural assembly agriculture, forestry and fisheries
                  17:00 officials announced HAPI has been confirmed by NIAH
                  *NIAH = National Institute of Animal Health
                  19:00 #1 farm All biosecurity measures finished
                  ? an outsider person(photographer?) entered #2 farm but he escaped

                  16 April
                  AM Kumamoto governor visited Livestock hygiene center etc, encouraged them
                  07:30 #2 farm All biosecurity measures finished
                  08:35 SDF withdraws from farms
                  16:00 Kumamoto prefecture held 3rd emergency headquarters meeting

                  kumamoto pref http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/soshiki/...ruenzakou.html
                  maff http://www.maff.go.jp/j/syouan/douei/tori/
                  mainichi http://mainichi.jp/select/news/20140...40125000c.html
                  jiji press http://www.jiji.com/jc/d4?p=tri413&d=d4_gg
                  japan news http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001211906

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                    Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

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                    according to MAFF, strain is H5N8 subtype
                    *亜型=AGATA=subtype
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                    maff http://www.maff.go.jp/j/press/syouan/douei/140417.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

                      Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201...n#.U0_tScdpehc

                      Kumamoto bird flu strain ID’d as H5N8, new to Japan
                      Apr 17, 2014

                      The avian influenza found in chickens in Kumamoto Prefecture has been identified as the H5N8 virus, the agriculture ministry said Thursday.

                      The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said it found H5N8 in samples from birds at a farm in Kumamoto where a surge in chicken deaths set off the culling Sunday and Monday of some 112,000 birds.

                      This is the first discovery of the H5N8 virus in Japan. Cases of suspected H5N8 bird infections have been reported since January in South Korea...

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                      • #12
                        Re: H5N8 bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

                        [Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


                        Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Japan


                        Information received on 18/04/2014 from Dr Toshiro Kawashima, CVO, Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo , Japan
                        • Summary
                          • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
                          • Date of start of the event 11/04/2014
                          • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 13/04/2014
                          • Report date 18/04/2014
                          • Date submitted to OIE 18/04/2014
                          • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
                          • Date of previous occurrence 25/03/2011
                          • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
                          • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
                          • Serotype H5N8
                          • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
                          • This event pertains to the whole country
                          • Related reports
                            • Immediate notification (13/04/2014)
                            • Follow-up report No. 1 (18/04/2014)
                        • Outbreaks
                          • There are no new outbreaks in this report
                        • Epidemiology
                          • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
                            • Unknown or inconclusive
                        • Epidemiological comments
                          • Culling of susceptible animals started on 13 April 2014 and was completed on 14 April 2014.
                          • Carcasses of destroyed birds and contaminated materials were buried and farm premises were disinfected.
                          • These control measures were completed on 16 April 2014.
                          • Movement restrictions (3km radius around the affected farm and the related farm) and shipping restrictions (3-10km radius around the affected farm and the related farm) are continuing.
                          • There are 3 farms/premises rearing poultry within the movement restriction zones and they are under surveillance.
                          • A total of 17 disinfection stations were established in and around the restriction zones.
                          • On 15 April 2014, the National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH) confirmed that the isolated virus is highly pathogenic to birds, based on genetic sequencing.
                          • On 17 April 2014, the NA subtype was confirmed as N8 by NIAH.
                        • Control measures
                          • Measures applied
                            • Control of wildlife reservoirs
                            • Stamping out
                            • Quarantine
                            • Movement control inside the country
                            • Screening
                            • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
                            • Vaccination prohibited
                            • No treatment of affected animals
                          • Measures to be applied
                            • No other measures
                        • Diagnostic test results
                          • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
                            • Kumamoto Livestock Hygiene Centre (Local laboratory) – Birds - virus isolation - 15/04/2014 – Positive
                            • National Institute of Animal Health (National laboratory) – Birds - haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) - 17/04/2014 – Positive
                            • National Institute of Animal Health (National laboratory) – Birds - virus sequencing - 15/04/2014 – Positive
                        • Future Reporting
                          • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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                        • #13
                          Re: H5N8 bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

                          Japan's Bird Flu Virus Has Same Gene Type as S. Korea's

                          Tokyo, April 22 (Jiji Press)--The virus strain that caused bird flu at a poultry farm in southwestern Japan has been confirmed to be genetically identical to the one found in South Korea, the National Institute of Animal Health said Tuesday....
                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2014042200709

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                          http://www.naro.affrc.go.jp/publicit...ah/051983.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: H5N8 bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

                            Japan’s bird flu virus has same gene type as South Korea’s

                            The virus strain that caused bird flu at a poultry farm in Kumamoto Prefecture has been confirmed to be genetically identical to the one found in South Korea, the National Institute of Animal Health said Tuesday.

                            Genome sequencing conducted by the institute proved the virus strain detected April 13 on the farm in the town of Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, was at least 99 percent identical to the virus that has led to widespread infections in South Korea this year.

                            There is little chance that the virus will directly affect humans, according to the institute.

                            ..


                            http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201.../#.U1eGBqJpdrZ

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                            • #15
                              Re: H5N8 bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto, 112,000 chickens to be culled (Kyodo, April 13 2014)

                              Poultry shipments resume in Kumamoto

                              Poultry farmers in southwestern Japan are breathing a sigh of relief nearly 3 weeks after the bird flu virus was detected at a local farm.

                              Shipments of chickens and eggs resumed on Friday in areas near the affected farm in Taragi Town, Kumamoto Prefecture...
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/engli...140502_24.html

                              Fast response helped contain bird flu

                              KUMAMOTO—Restrictions on poultry shipments put in place due to an outbreak of highly virulent avian influenza in Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, have been lifted because recent tests for the virus have all been negative, the prefectural government said Thursday....
                              http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001252339
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