Bird flu detected at a poultry farm in Munakata City, Fukuoka For the first time in Fukuoka

Bird flu detected at a poultry farm in Munakata City, Fukuoka November 25 at 8:09 AM

Chickens were found dead one after another at a poultry farm in Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and the “H5” bird flu virus was detected, and the prefecture began disposing of more than 90,000 chickens at the poultry farm.

The avian influenza virus has been confirmed one after another at poultry farms in Kagawa Prefecture this month, but this is the first time it has been detected at a poultry farm in Fukuoka Prefecture.

According to Fukuoka Prefecture, on The 24th, the manager of a poultry farm in Munakata City contacted me that “chickens died one after another”, and as a result of the examination, the “H5” avian influenza virus was detected, and it was confirmed that there was a strong suspicion of highly pathogenicity.

Fukuoka Prefecture held a meeting of the Headquarters for Countermeasures shortly after 5:30 a.m. on August 25, and Governor Ogawa said, “The most important thing is containment by thorough response to the first move.”

The prefecture will begin disposing of about 93,500 chickens at the poultry farm on the morning of The 25th and finish them within three days.

In addition, we have designated a “restricted movement zone” that prohibits the movement of chickens and eggs within a radius of 3 kilometers, and a “restricted carry-out zone” that prohibits shipments from that area within a radius of 10 kilometers.

This is the first time that a bird flu virus has been detected at a poultry farm in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Since May 5, the avian influenza virus has been confirmed one after another at eight poultry farms in Kagawa Prefecture, and has also been detected in wild birds in Kagoshima Prefecture and elsery, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called for thorough hygiene management.