Some 77,000 chickens might be culled within the Japanese prefecture of Tochigi because of a brand new outbreak of extremely pathogenic chook flu, Japanese media reported on Saturday.
In line with the information, a quarantine zone was established inside a three-kilometre (1.9 miles) radius from the affected farm and a ban on the export of eggs and poultry merchandise was launched inside a 10-kilometre vary.
In January, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries mentioned that the brand new outbreak of avian influenza, which began in November, has damaged all information by way of the variety of chickens culled in a single season.
Seventeen out of Japan’s 47 prefectures have been affected by the outbreak. Hen flu outbreaks have additionally been detected within the prefectures of Chiba, Kagawa, Fukuoka, Hyogo, Miyazaki, Hiroshima, Nara, Oita, Wakayama, Okayama, Shiga, Kochi, Tokushima, Gifu, Kagoshima, Toyama and Ibaraki.
In line with the Ministry for Agriculture, some 9.7 million home birds have already been exterminated to stop the unfold of the illness.
(With inputs from companies)