"This is the first bird flu case in Japan since 2011. "
Tokyo, April 13 - After two birds tested positive for avian influenza at a Japanese poultry farm Sunday, 112,000 chickens would be culled, the country's agriculture ministry said.

The deadly H5 virus was detected through genetic testing on six chickens at a farm in Kumamoto Prefecture where 1,100 chickens have died, Xinhua reported citing the ministry.

This is the first bird flu case in Japan since 2011.

Bird flu, or avian influenza, is a contagious disease of animal origin caused by viruses that normally only infect birds and, less commonly, pigs. It can be fatal to humans.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 TOKYO (23046 views)
 VIRUS (6371 views)
 POULTRY (3831 views)
 GENETIC (3831 views)
 JAPA (3401 views)
 CULTURE MINISTRY (2051 views)
 AVIAN INFLUENZA (1181 views)
 GENETIC TESTING (341 views)
 POULTRY FARM (291 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002322895
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.