Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Japan: Miyazaki Prefecture Reports Outbreak Of HPAI H5 In Poultry


















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Compared to hard-hit South Korea, which has seen hundreds of farms affected, Japan has managed to keep the number of poultry operations affected by HPAI H5N6 down to single digits.  At least for now - as today Japan's MAFF reports their 9th outbreak of the winter - on a farm in Miyazaki Prefecture.

The subtype is only described as HPAI H5, but so far, all outbreaks have been due to H5N6.  We should get confirmation of the exact subtype in the next day or two.


For confirmation of the suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Miyazaki Prefecture Kijo-cho


For cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in today confirmed Miyazaki Prefecture Kijo the town, the results of genetic testing, is an H5 subtype, today, it has been confirmed to be a suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza .

1. Overview
For cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in today confirmed Miyazaki Prefecture Kijo the town, the results of genetic testing, is an H5 subtype, today, it has been confirmed to be a suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza .
In the future, we will conduct the testing in animal health research department (Note) NA subtype.

(Note) The National Research and Development Institute of Agriculture and Food Research Organization of Animal Health Research Institute: Japan's only research institute on animal health (Kenichi Division Sakamoto)

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) In Japan, this by eating poultry meat and poultry eggs to, 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.
          (Continue . . . )


Meanwhile, Japan continues to detect and report numerous wild bird and environmental detections of HPAI H5 across a large swath of the nation.  This latest tally comes from Japan's Ministry of Environment


H28 ~ 29 years season for avian influenza occurrence in wild birds in the country

Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed number in wild birds (breeding birds, feces, including water samples)
January 23, 2017 2:00 PM current 18 prefectures 178 

 

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