Tokyo. A new outbreak of bird flu has been detected in Japan’s Gunma Prefecture and work has begun to cull 450,000 chickens. Japan’s news agency Kyodo gave this news on Thursday citing local administration figures. The news agency said the suspected disease was detected in a farm in the city of Mebashi. Genetic experts confirmed the presence of high avian influenza disease.
Authorities have already banned the transport of chickens and eggs within a three-kilometre radius around outbreak locations as well as the export of chickens and eggs outside a 10-kilometre radius.
Considering this new outbreak, the number of chickens killed in Japan this season has already exceeded 10 million, which is now the highest for Japan. Before the last season, from November 2020 to the end of March 2021, the poultry industry suffered the most extensive damage due to bird flu. Experts attribute the outbreak to an earlier return of migratory birds this year.
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