Japan to cull 77,000 chickens over new bird flu outbreak in Tochigi

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Mar 14, 2021 09:04 IST

Tokyo [Japan], March 14 (ANI/Sputnik): Some 77,000 chickens might be culled within the Japanese prefecture of Tochigi on account of a brand new outbreak of extremely pathogenic chicken flu, Japanese media reported on Saturday.

Based on the information, a quarantine zone was established inside a 3-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 stated that the brand new outbreak of avian influenza, which began in November, has damaged all data when it comes to 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. Based on the Ministry for Agriculture, some 9.7 million home birds have already been exterminated to stop the unfold of the illness. (ANI/Sputnik)

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