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    Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed in Gifu Pref.
    Society Lifestyle Jan 2, 2021

    Gifu, Jan. 2 (Jiji Press)--The prefectural government of Gifu, central Japan, said Saturday that an outbreak of avian influenza believed to be highly pathogenic has been confirmed at a chicken farm in the city of Minokamo.

    It is the first time that a farm outbreak of such bird flu has been reported in the prefecture this season. Gifu thus became the 14th Japanese prefecture to confirm such an outbreak.

    All chickens at the Minokamo farm, totaling 68,000, will be killed...

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    Oyabe City Bird flu Approximately 140,000 birds are killed[/FONT]
    1/24 (Sun)

    Oyabe highly pathogenic in the city of poultry farms Enza occurs, the prefecture has continued to advance the slaughter and burial of chicken. Highly infectious and lethal "H5 subtype" was confirmed from chickens at a poultry farm in Oyabe City, and the prefecture started culling about 141,000 chickens raised at this poultry farm from the 23rd. .. The work is available 24 hours a day, and the prefecture and city staff and the Self-Defense Forces have begun burying work today in parallel with the slaughter. About 23,000 chickens have been slaughtered by 2:00 pm yesterday, and it is expected that it will take about five days to complete all the work.  Meat and eggs infected with bird flu[FONT="&amp] are not distributed. Also, even if you eat it, it will not infect people.[/FONT]


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      [Toyama] Oyabe bird flu confirmed Highly pathogenic suspected 140,000 birds culled

      January 24, 2021 05:00 (Updated at 12:17 on January 24)

       On the 23rd, the prefecture announced that chickens that died at a poultry farm in Oyabe City, Toyama Prefecture, which tested positive for bird flu, were suspected of being highly pathogenic as a result of genetic testing. He requested the Self-Defense Forces to dispatch a disaster, and began slaughtering about 141,000 chickens for egg collection. The confirmation of bird flu at poultry farms has been the 16th prefecture in Japan since November last year, and the first in Hokuriku. The infection route is unknown.
       The prefecture held a meeting of the countermeasures headquarters and set the area within 3 km around this poultry farm as a restricted movement area where chickens and eggs are prohibited from moving. The area within 3 to 10 km was designated as a restricted export area. There are four other poultry farms within a 10km radius, and more than 700,000 chickens are bred. As of 5 pm on the 23rd, there are no abnormalities in these.
       A total of 720 people, including prefectural staff and members of the Ground Self-Defense Force Kanazawa station, will be slaughtered in a 24-hour manner, and it is expected that it will take three to four days to complete. As of 2:00 pm on the 23rd, 23,750 birds, which is about 17% of the total, were disposed of.

       The carry-out restriction will be lifted if a negative test is confirmed for all farms in the restricted movement area, which will be carried out 10 days after the epidemic prevention is completed. Movement restrictions will be suspended for 21 days after the completion of epidemic prevention if no infection is confirmed. The prefecture says that it will cost a total of 75,300,000 yen for this epidemic prevention, and will allocate the reserve fund.
       On the 22nd, the prefecture went into an on-site investigation after being informed by a poultry farm in Oyabe City that "2,000 chickens were dead." Eleven dead and two alive were found positive. At this poultry farm, four windowless poultry houses without windows and two open poultry houses with bird nets are bred. All dead chickens were kept in the windowless poultry house. A person in charge of the prefecture explained, "A structure in which no poultry house can come into contact with wild birds." In addition, the prefecture has corrected the number of poultry farms kept from about 200,000 to about 141,000.



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        Over 8 lakh chickens to be culled in Japan amid bird flu outbreak
        According to the NHK broadcaster, the chicken farm, located in the town of Shirosato, started slaughtering about 840,000 chickens on Tuesday morning.
        Published: 02nd February 2021 10:24 AM | Last Updated: 02nd February 2021 10:24 AM |
        By ANI

        TOKYO: About 840,000 chickens will be culled in Ibaraki Prefecture amid the spread of bird flu in Japan, Japanese media reported on Tuesday.

        On Monday, over a dozen dead chickens were found at a poultry farm in Ibaraki, which became the 17th prefecture to register bird flu cases this winter, the Kyodo news agency said.

        According to the NHK broadcaster, the chicken farm, located in the town of Shirosato, started slaughtering about 840,000 chickens on Tuesday morning.

        In addition, Ibaraki Prefecture has designated the area within a radius of 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) from the poultry farm as a "restricted movement area" that prohibits the movement of chickens and eggs.

        Last month, some 140,000 chickens were culled in Toyama Prefecture amid a bird flu outbreak there...


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          New bird flu outbreaks confirmed in Chiba and Miyazaki prefectures
          Feb 7, 2021

          Chiba/Miyazaki – New cases of avian influenza believed to be of a highly pathogenic strain have been confirmed at poultry farms in both Chiba and Miyazaki prefectures, their prefectural governments announced on Sunday.

          Chiba Prefecture decided to cull all of some 1.15 million chickens raised at the affected farm in the town of Tako to prevent the spread of the virus and requested the dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces for help to complete task swiftly...


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            More than 7 Million Birds Culled in Japan After Severe Avian Flu Outbreak
            Society Work Economy Feb 17, 2021

            A major outbreak of the H5N8 avian influenza virus in Japan has led to a record number of birds being culled.

            Japan has been hit by a major avian influenza outbreak, particularly in the west of the country. During the 2020/2021 season, since the first case confirmed in November 2020 at an egg-laying chicken farm in Mitoyo, Kagawa Prefecture, there have been a further 41 farms affected in 17 prefectures (as of February 2, 2021) with 7.1 million birds culled. This is a record high for a single season. Chicken farms have been most affected, including those for egg-laying birds and broilers for meat production, as well as those for raising chicks. On January 21, an outbreak was also confirmed at a farm producing duck meat in Chiba Prefecture....


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              Chiba Prefecture Bird flu epidemic prevention measures completed All slaughtered 4.56 million birds
              March 29, 19:32

              Chiba Prefecture has announced that epidemic prevention measures at 11 poultry farms and farms where bird flu virus has been detected since December last year have all been completed by the 29th.
              The number of slaughtered chickens has reached 4.56 million, and if no new virus is detected until the 20th of next month, the restrictions on the movement of chickens are expected to be lifted.

              In Chiba Prefecture, from December last year to last month, there were 11 chicken farms for egg collection in Isumi City and Tako Town, and 2 duck farms, for a total of 11 highly pathogenic "H5N8" types. Avian influenza virus was detected one after another.
              With the support of the Self-Defense Forces, the prefecture had completed the culling of about 4.56 million chickens and ducks by the end of February, and was proceeding with epidemic prevention measures such as disinfection, but according to the prefecture, by noon on the 29th. , It means that all the poultry farms and farms have been worked on.
              Chiba Prefecture said, "Large-scale incidents that have never been seen in the past have occurred in succession, and we have not been able to secure materials and equipment smoothly. We would like to consider stockpiling and increasing personnel in preparation for the next season." I will.
              According to Chiba Prefecture, if there is no new detection at poultry farms after this, all restrictions such as restrictions on the movement of chickens and eggs will be lifted on the 20th of next month, and it is expected that they will converge.