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  • Japan - Toyko zoo and aquarium closed after bird tests positive for HP H5N6 avian influenza - January 18, 2018

    Infected with the discovered Otaka bird flu in Tokyo

    17:51 on January 17
    Avian influenza


    About the wild Otaka that was found dead in Tokyo · Ota Ward, the country examined, it turned out that it was infected with avian influenza. In order to prevent the spread of infection, the Tokyo metropolitan government stopped exhibiting birds at the Zoological Gardens for the time being, while calling for calmly responding to the possibility of human infection being low.
    According to the metropolitan government and the Ministry of the Environment, on Wednesday, a wild otaka in Ota Ward, Tokyo, was found dead, and the National Institute for Environmental Studies genetically tested, a positive reaction of avian influenza virus came out.

    In response to this, the country further examined, it means that infection to the virus was confirmed.

    It is said that there are no poultry farms that are concerned about the spread of infection in the surroundings where the Otaka was found, but the capital is scheduled to be closed at the municipal zoo and the Aquarium in the municipal zoo and the Aquarium for 18 to the present for the time being to prevent infection of the domestic animals I decided to stop displaying the birds in the department.

    In addition, the Ministry of the Environment intends to strengthen monitoring with a radius of 10 km from the place where Okutaka was found, and dispatched an urgent investigation team on the 19th and decided to investigate whether there are any other birds suspected to be infected I will.

    The Tokyo metropolitan government calls "Avian influenza virus is not normally infected by people, even if you touch wild birds, do not need to worry excessively if you wash your hands, so please contact us calmly" .

    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/201...292361000.html



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  • #2
    government confirmation

    January 17, 2018 Environment Department
    On the results of the confirmation test of avian influenza in dead birds collected in Tokyo

    We confirmed that it was "highly pathogenic avian influenza virus" as a result of conducting the confirmed wild birds collection collected in Ota Ward, Tokyo on January 5, 1990, we will report.
    1 History of the past

    • Collecting dead individuals of Otaka on January 5 The
      Tokyo metropolitan government conducted a simple inspection and found to be negative
    • Genetic testing conducted by the National Institute for Environmental Studies on January 10 revealed that it is positive for influenza A virus
    • On the same day, the Ministry of the Environment designated the area within 10 kilometers around the place of occurrence as a wildlife monitoring priority area
    • Confirmation inspection conducted by National Research and Development Corporation Agriculture · Food Industry Research Organization Research Organization Animal Health Research Division
    2 Inspection result

    Today, it turned out to be H5N6 subtype positive / highly pathogenic
    3 Future response

    • Continue to strengthen monitoring of wild birds in the birds monitoring priority area designated by the Ministry of the Environment
    • On January 19, the survey on bird habitat in birds monitoring priority area, survey on dead birds etc. with the Ministry of the Environment
    4 Aroused attention to the citizens

    Avian influenza virus is not considered to infect humans normally except in special cases such as dense contact with infected birds. Even if you touch bodily waste etc excreta, if you do wash your hands, you do not need to worry excessively, so please take a calm action.
    * Attachment Governor comment on the result of positive confirmation test of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    * Reference Related information Homepage of Ministry of the Environment (Link to external site)
    (Information on highly pathogenic avian influenza, Ministry of Environment Wildlife Division, Ministry of Environment)

    Contact:
    Environmental Bureau Natural Environment Department Wildlife Protection Management
    Phone 03-5388-3505
    http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/tosei/hodo.../01/17/13.html
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    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
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    • #3
      About discontinuing the exhibition of birds at the municipal zoo due to positive results of influenza A virus genetic test in dead birds collected in Tokyo

      A positive reaction was confirmed as a result of conducting the influenza A virus genetic test on dead individuals of Otaka collected in Ota Ward, Tokyo on January 5, 1990 ( January 10, The Ministry of the Environment, Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture were simultaneously announced ).

      After that, when the Ministry of the Environment conducted a confirmed test of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the National Institute of Agriculture and Food Industry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, animal hygiene research department, on January 17, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N6 subtype There was a report that it was detected.

      Along with this, the Tokyo Metropolitan Zoo / Aquarium Zone (Imperial Ueno Zoo , Tama Zoological Park , Inokashira Natural Cultural Park , Kasai Waterfront Park ) We will notify you because we will take the following countermeasures to prevent infection of breeding animals.

      We are sorry for the visitors, but thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

      more....

      http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/tosei/hodo.../01/18/02.html

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      Shine upon you,
      All love surround you,
      And the pure light within you
      Guide your way on."

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      “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
      Mohandas Gandhi

      Be the light that is within.

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      • #4
        Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
        Japan
        Information received on 22/01/2018 from Dr Kazuo Ito, Director, International Animal Health Affairs Office, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 3
        Date of start of the event 05/11/2017
        Date of confirmation of the event 09/11/2017
        Report date 22/01/2018
        Date submitted to OIE 22/01/2018
        Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
        Date of previous occurrence 08/03/2017
        Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
        Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
        Serotype H5N6
        Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
        This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
        Related reports Immediate notification (10/11/2017)
        Follow-up report No. 1 (13/11/2017)
        Follow-up report No. 2 (24/11/2017)
        Follow-up report No. 3 (22/01/2018)
        New outbreaks (1)
        Outbreak 1 Ota ward, TOKYO
        Date of start of the outbreak 05/01/2018
        Outbreak status Resolved (05/01/2018)
        Epidemiological unit Not applicable
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Northern Goshawk:Accipiter gentilis(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Northern Goshawk:Accipiter gentilis(Accipitridae) 1 1 0 0
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Northern Goshawk:Accipiter gentilis(Accipitridae) ** ** 100.00% **
        *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
        **Not calculated because of missing information
        Epidemiology
        Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
        Epidemiological comments On 5th January, one Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk) was found dead in Ota ward. On 10th January, a sample derived from it tested positive for influenza A virus by the National Institute for Environmental Studies. On 17th January, a sample was confirmed as positive for H5N6 subtype of higly pathogenic influenza A virus by the National Institute of Animal Health. Enhanced monitoring of wild birds is ongoing within a ten-kilometer radius of the site.
        Control measures
        Measures applied
        • Screening
        • Disinfection
        • 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
        National Institute for Environmental Studies (National laboratory) Northern Goshawk reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 10/01/2018 Positive
        National Institute of Animal Health (National laboratory) Northern Goshawk virus isolation 17/01/2018 Positive
        National Institute of Animal Health (National laboratory) Northern Goshawk virus sequencing 17/01/2018 Positive
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        ...
        http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=25734
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