Thursday, December 2, 2010

30 chickens died suddenly of suspected H5N1 in Japan

Chamber News December 02, 2010 11:02 AM
Japanese Agriculture Ministry said today that the sudden deaths of chickens in western Japan with high-risk avian influenza virus, but is still not clear whether the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus.

If further tests for the H5N1 avian flu virus out, it would be since 2007, Japan's first case of H5N1 infection in poultry.

Agriculture Ministry said in a statement earlier this week that at least 30 chickens died suddenly chicken farms, the current conducted tests found the virus, and in October in the northern territory ducks found in feces H5N1 virus, with a very high genetic similarity

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