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Japan confirms eighth bird flu outbreak at farm – The Japan Times

Some 77,000 birds being raised at the farm in Kagawa Prefecture will be culled.



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Takamatsu, Kagawa Pref. – The Kagawa Prefectural Government said Saturday that avian influenza infections have been confirmed at a poultry farm in Mitoyo, reporting this year’s eighth outbreak at such a facility in Japan.
Some 77,000 birds being raised at the farm will be culled.
After receiving a report on an increase in the number of dead chickens Friday, the prefecture conducted simple testing and found positive cases.
Genetic testing conducted later indicated that the virus is very likely to…

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