World Desk, Amar Ujala, Tokyo
Updated Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:18 AM IST
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There is no possibility of human being infected
The Ministry of Agriculture stated on its website that ‘avian influenza’ has been discovered at a poultry farm in Hyuga city in Miyazaki province on Honshu Island in southwestern Japan. The ministry said that there is no doubt that humans may be infected with bird flu by eating chickens or eggs.
Bad phase started from kagawa province
The worst round of bird flu in Japan since 2016 began last month in Kagawa Province, Shikoku Island, which is adjacent to Kyushu Island. 40,000 chickens will be killed and buried at poultry farms in Miyazaki province. At the same time, a ban will be imposed on the trade of chickens within three km of the poultry farm.
The disease was also spread in 2018
Due to this new action of the Japanese government, more than 18 lakh chickens will be killed after the outbreak starts. Japan also had a bird flu pandemic before in 2018. It also originated in Kagawa province. That year 91,000 chickens were killed.
Between 2016 and 2017, 16 lakh chickens were killed
The largest outbreak of bird flu in Japan came between November 2016 and March 2017, when more than 1.6 million chickens were killed. All these chickens were exposed to the H5N6 strain of bird flu.