Thursday, January 11, 2018

Japan: MAFF Confirms H5 On Kagawa Poultry Farm

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Yesterday's report (see Japan MAFF: Investigating Suspected Avian Flu In Kagawa Prefecture) of their first suspected poultry outbreak of HPAI this winter has now been confirmed as H5, although the NA-typing and pathogenicity has yet to be determined.
This year, Japan's Ministry of Environment has collected and identified at least 11 environmental samples (wild bird feces) that have tested positive for the new HPAI strain of H5N6 which showed up this fall in South Korea, making that the prime - but not only - suspect.
Other possibilities include H5N8, the older Asian strain of H5N6, H5N1 . . . and of course, a new reassortment cannot be ruled out, either.  We should have those answers in a day or two, and an even more depth analysis in another week or so.

For confirmation of the suspected affected animals of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Kagawa Prefecture
2018. January 11,
the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


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


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

In the future, we will conduct the inspection in animal health research department (Note) pathogenicity and NA subtypes.

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



2. Other

 
(1) Based on a specific domestic animal infectious disease quarantine guidance on highly pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza, the farm (broiler about 51,000 meat birds) and related farm the farm (broiler 40,000 birds) in the poultry that have been feeding, it will be disposed of as suspected affected animals.
(2) These farms, refrain from moves such as breeding poultry.
(3) In Japan, this by eating poultry meat and poultry eggs to, cases of avian influenza virus was transmitted to humans has not been reported.
(4) coverage in the field is, that there is a risk that cause the spread of the disease, since it could violate the privacy of those farmers, thank you for your cooperation as strictly avoided.
(5) in the future, so we will endeavor to provide quick and accurate information, so as not to be confused by such relations of production and consumers, such as who is unfounded rumor, thank you for your cooperation.

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