Thursday, December 01, 2016

Japan Confirms H5N6 In Aomori & Niigata Poultry Outbreaks - MAFF














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While it has been strongly suspected for several days, this morning Japan's Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF) confirmed that the HPAI H5 outbreaks at poultry farms in Aomori and Niigata Prefecture are indeed due to HPAI H5N6.

Previously, Japan had only identified H5N6 in wild birds and environmental samples. 

The Ministry of Environment today also announced the detection of H5N6 in duck feces collected in Ono-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, which moves the HPAI ball further south, roughly 300 miles from Niigata.

This from MAFF.


For defined in Aomori Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture Sekikawa NA subtypes of gene analysis and highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of the suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in the village

2016 December 1,
the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
For suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in Aomori Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture sekikawa, the National Research and Development Institute of Agriculture and Food Research Organization animal health research department of gene analysis, which was carried out a result, highly pathogenic avian influenza it has been confirmed which is the affected animal. 
 
In addition, the virus of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, found NA subtype, has been confirmed to be the subtype H5N6. 


1. Overview

(1) For suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in Aomori Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture sekikawa of the farm, the National Research and Development Institute of Agriculture and Food Research Organization animal health research department of gene analysis performed result, sequence to be determined that the highly pathogenic has been confirmed.
(2) In response to this, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on the basis of the "specific livestock epidemic quarantine guidelines for highly pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza", was judged the poultry with the affected animals.
(3) In addition, the virus of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, the National Research and Development Institute of Agriculture and Food Research Organization inspection of the results in animal health research department, NA subtype is known, to be a subtype H5N6 It has been confirmed.

2. Other

(1) The farm has to refrain from moves such as breeding poultry from the point at which there was a report from the farmers.
(2) It should be noted that, in our country, so far by eating poultry meat and poultry eggs, cases of avian influenza virus was transmitted to humans has not been reported.
(3) interviews in the field, that there is a possibility that the cause of the spread of the disease, since it could violate the privacy of those farmers, thank you for your cooperation as abstain strictly.
(4) In the future, so we will endeavor to provide quick and accurate information, so as not to be confused by such production relations and consumers, such as who is unfounded rumor, thank you for your cooperation.

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