Kagawa Santoyo Bird flu at poultry farm About 330,000 birds slaughter start November 5 12:27
A large number of chickens were found dead at a poultry farm in Santoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture, and a “H5” bird flu virus was detected after a prefectural inspection. Kagawa Prefecture has begun slaughtering about 330,000 chickens in poultry farms.
According to Kagawa Prefecture, on the 4th, we heard from a poultry farm in Santoyo City that a total of 3,800 chickens died from the 1st of this month to yesterday.
When the prefecture conducted a simple test, it was confirmed that there was a strong suspicion of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in “H5 type” as a result of a detailed examination because a positive reaction of avian influenza virus came out.
Kagawa Prefecture held a meeting of the Headquarters in the morning of May 5, and Governor Hamada indicated that he would take measures to prevent the spread immediately and to request the Self-Defense Forces to dispatch disaster relief.
And the prefecture began slaughtering about 330,000 chickens in poultry farms.
According to the prefecture, it is expected that it will take about 10 days for the work to finish, including buried.
In addition, the prefecture designates it as a “movement restricted area” that prohibits the movement of chickens and eggs within a radius of 3 kilometers, performs extraction tests on approximately 2 million birds raised in poultry farms within this range, and designates within a radius of 10 kilometers as a “carry-out restricted area” that prohibits shipments from the area.
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries dispatches team of experts
After a large number of chickens were found dead at a poultry farm in Kagawa Prefecture and an infection with bird flu was confirmed, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries decided to hold an emergency response headquarters meeting and send a team of experts to the site.
On the morning of May 5, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries held a meeting of the Countermeasure Headquarters, and about 20 people, including Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and representatives, discussed future measures.
Among them, the avian influenza virus, which has been confirmed to be infected with chickens at a poultry farm in Santoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture, is “H5” and has been reported to be highly pathogenic due to the death of a large number of chickens in a short period of time.
At the meeting, we confirmed the necessary measures, such as designating a “restricted movement zone” that prohibits the movement of chickens and eggs within a 3-kilometer radius and a “carry-out restricted area” that prohibits shipments within a 10-kilometer radius, and decided to dispatch a team of experts to the site to examine the route of infection.
This season, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been detected last month in Monbetsu City, Hokkaido, but according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, chickens in poultry farms have been detected in January at a poultry farm in Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato “Dispatched an Epidemiological Research Team to Respond”
At a press conference in the morning, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said, “In addition to dispatching Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries To Kagawa Prefecture to Kagawa Prefecture to hear directly the prefecture’s request, the Self-Defense Forces will work together with the prefecture today to dispose of poultry. A team of epidemiological researchers, including officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, epidemiology and wild bird experts, will arrive in the country today to investigate the route of infection. We would like to continue to cooperate fully with local governments and make every possible possible possible response.”
On top of that, he said, “There have been no reports of cases of avian influenza virus in Japan where people have eaten meat or eggs, so I would like you to eat them with peace of mind.”
8 disinfection points within a 10-kilometer radius of a poultry farm
In response to the detection of avian influenza virus from a dead chicken at a poultry farm in Santoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture has set up disinfection points at eight locations within a 10-kilometer radius of the poultry farm to disinfect livestock-related vehicles.
In the parking lot in Mannou town, about 10 kilometers away from the poultry farm, prefectural and town officials placed signs and tents to indicate that it was a disinfection point, and prepared sprayers to spray disinfectant on the car.
Disinfection points are set up in eight locations, including Santoyo City, Zensoji City, Kannonji City, and Mannon town, and prefectural officials are supposed to disinfect vehicles that enter and exit poultry farms around the board 24 hours a day.