February 15, 2024


Around 13,000 chickens in Kagoshima, Japan, put down following detection of bird flu




The prefectural government of Kagoshima, Japan, announced on February 11 that around 13,000 chickens in Minami-Satsuma were culled after DNA testing found cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza at a poultry farm that raises chickens for meat.


The culling was conducted at neighboring poultry farms as well as the one where the cases were discovered. This is the ninth outbreak at a poultry farm in Japan so far this season.


On the same day, the prefecture announced the establishment of movement restrictions for eggs and chickens within a three-kilometer radius of the poultry farm. There are also restrictions on bringing such products out of the area which is three to ten kilometers from the farm.


- The Yomiuri Shimbun

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