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  • Japan Detects 1st Bird Flu Case in Mammal (Fox), H5N1 - April 5, 2022

    Source: https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj20...in-mammal.html

    Japan Detects 1st Bird Flu Case in Mammal
    Politics Society Apr 5, 2022

    Sapporo, April 5 (Jiji Press)--A highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been detected in a dead fox in Sapporo, the capital of the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido, prefectural officials said.

    This marked the first case of bird flu being detected in a mammal in the country, according to the Environment Ministry.

    An H5 subtype bird flu virus has been detected in five of seven crows found dead on March 29. The fox was found on Thursday in an area close to the point where the crows were collected, according to prefectural officials and other sources...

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      Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus test positive in dead wild birds (64th case in Japan) and foxes in Hokkaido


      A simple test was conducted on 5 of the 7 Jungle Crows collected on March 29, 4th (Tuesday) in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, and all 5 birds were confirmed to have a positive reaction to the Avian influenza virus. I did.
      When a genetic test was conducted on the above five Jungle Crows at Hokkaido University, it was reported that a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5 subtype) was detected on April 4 (Monday).

      In addition, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was collected on April 4 (Monday) for one red fox that was collected by Hokkaido University on March 31 (Thursday) near the above-mentioned Jungle Crow and independently inspected. There was a report that (H5 subtype) was detected.


      1. 1. background

      Jungle Crow

      March 29 (Tuesday) ・ Collected 7 dead individuals of Jungle Crow in Sapporo, Hokkaido
      ・ A simple test of 5 birds confirmed a positive reaction of type A avian influenza virus from all 5 birds.
      ・ Strengthen wild bird monitoring by designating the area within 10km around the collection point as a priority area for wild bird monitoring.
      April 4th (Monday) ・ As a result of genetic testing at Hokkaido University, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5 subtype) was detected .
      Fox
      March 31 (Thursday) ・ Hokkaido University collects one dead red fox in Sapporo, Hokkaido
      April 4th (Monday) ・Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5 subtype) was detected as a result of conducting a genetic test in an original test conducted by Hokkaido University.
      2. 2. Future response
      • In coordination with Hokkaido, an urgent survey (birds) aimed at understanding the status of virus infection in wild birds within the priority area for wild bird monitoring, estimating the source of infection, and obtaining basic information to prevent further spread of infection. We are planning to carry out investigations, investigations of dead wild birds, strengthening of abnormal monitoring of wild birds and beasts, etc.).
      • The nationwide response level in wild bird surveillance has been raised to the highest level of "response level 3" as of November 11, 1991, and we will continue to strengthen monitoring of wild birds nationwide.
      3. 3. Points to note

      (1) Avian influenza virus is not considered to infect humans unless there is close contact with infected birds. In daily life, if you wash your hands and gargle after touching the excrement of birds, you do not have to worry excessively, so behave calmly not only in the surrounding area but also in the people. I would like.

      (2) Although several cases of fox infection have been confirmed overseas, it has been suggested that the infection may have been caused by predation of birds infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, and infection between foxes has been confirmed. not. In addition, it is unlikely that it will infect humans in daily life.


      (3) If many wild birds die in the same place, please contact the nearest prefecture or municipal office.
      (Reference) How to interact with wild birds
      https://www.env.go.jp/nature/dobutsu...osessikata.pdf

      [About coverage]
      Please refrain from interviewing on-site from the viewpoint of preventing the spread and infection of the virus.

      【Reference information】
      The Ministry of the Environment provides various information on highly pathogenic avian influenza on its website.
      ( http://www.env.go.jp/nature/dobutsu/bird_flu/index.html )
      "Technical Manual for Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Birds"
      ( http://www.env.go.jp/nature/dobutsu/...pref_0809.html )



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      https://www.env.go.jp/press/110892.html
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          Source: https://www.env.go.jp/press/110915.html

          (67th and 68th cases in wild birds) and positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus test in common raccoon dog

          April 8, 4th year of Reiwa
          Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus test positive in dead wild birds in Hokkaido (67th and 68th cases in wild birds) and common raccoon dogs
          A simple inspection was conducted on three Jungle Crows collected on Thursday, March 31, 1945 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, and two Jungle Crows recovered on Friday, April 1, from all five birds. A positive reaction for type A avian influenza virus was confirmed. When the above five Jungle Crows were genetically tested at Hokkaido University, it was reported that highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1 subtype and H5 subtype) was detected on Thursday, April 7. In addition, one debilitated tanuki, which was recovered on April 1 (Friday) near the recovery of the above-mentioned Jungle Crow and independently inspected by Hokkaido University, is highly pathogenic on April 7 (Thursday). There was a report that the avian influenza virus (H5N1 subtype) was detected.

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            Immediate notification
            Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-), Japan

            ...
            General Information

            COUNTRY OR ZONE
            ZONE

            DISEASE
            Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

            STARTED ON
            31-03-2022

            ANIMAL TYPE
            TERRESTRIAL

            GENOTYPE/ SEROTYPE/ SUBTYPE
            H5N1

            CONFIRMED ON
            04-04-2022

            REASON
            Unusual host species

            CAUSAL AGENT
            Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

            ENDED ON
            -

            DISEASE CATEGORY
            OIE-listed

            REPORTED ON
            11-04-2022

            LAST OCCURRENCE
            -

            Epidemiology

            SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
            - Unknown or inconclusive


            EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
            On 31st March 2022, a dead red fox was found near a location where dead large-billed crows due to infection with HPAI subtype H5 were previously found. The cases of large-billed crows will be notified in a separate report.
            ...
            ob_101445 - Sapporo-City

            OUTBREAK REFERENCE
            -

            STARTED ON
            31-03-2022

            EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
            Not applicable

            DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
            -

            NUMBER OF OUTBREAKS
            -

            ENDED ON
            31-03-2022

            AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
            -

            APPROXIMATE LOCATION
            Sapporo-City

            FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
            Hokkaido

            SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
            Sapporo

            THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
            -

            GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES
            Lat : 43.0622

            Long : 141.3543


            SPECIES MEASURING UNIT SUSCEPTIBLE CASES DEATHS KILLED AND DISPOSED OF SLAUGHTERED/KILLED FOR COMMERCIAL USE VACCINATED
            Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes):Canidae-Carnivora NEW Animal - 1 1 - - -
            TOTAL Animal - 1 1 - - -
            - NEW Animal - 1 1 - - -
            TOTAL Animal - 1 1
            ...
            https://wahis.oie.int/#/report-info?reportId=52145
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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