Friday, March 24, 2017

Japan: MAFF Confirms Two New HPAI H5 Outbreaks (Chiba & Miyagi Prefectures)


















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Although Japan and South Korea both saw the arrival of HPAI H5N6 within weeks of each other (last November), South Korea has reported more than 300 farm outbreaks while Japan has reported just under a dozen.  
The last outbreak in Japan appears to have been in early February (see Japan: MAFF Reports New Outbreak Of HPAI H5 In Poultry - Saga Prefecture).

Japan's Ministry of Environment has detected the virus in hundreds of wild bird and environmental samples (see list here), but Japan's biosecurity has held up pretty well.

South Korea has reported a similar drop in outbreaks over the past couple of months as well. 

Today Japan's Ministry of Agriculture is confirming two outbreaks of HPAI H5 (n-type to be determined) along the eastern seaboard.  Recent outbreaks have been centered in the southern prefectures, so this may reflect the northern spring movement of migratory birds.

If so, we may see a resurgence of outbreaks in Korea in the weeks ahead as well.

For confirmation of the suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Miyagi Prefecture
2017 March 24,
the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

For cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in Miyagi Prefecture, which has been confirmed yesterday, 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 Miyagi Prefecture, which has been confirmed yesterday, 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.

For confirmation of the suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Chiba Prefecture
 
2017 March 24, 


the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries For cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza is suspected in Chiba Prefecture, which has been confirmed yesterday, 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 Chiba Prefecture, which has been confirmed yesterday, 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.

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