A dead crow found in Fukuoka City tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. This is the third case of the virus detected in wild birds this season in the city. On March 9th, Fukuoka Prefecture announced that genetic tests on a dead crow found in the city revealed the presence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. In February, the virus was also detected in two other crows, making this the third case of avian influenza in wild birds this season. The Ministry of the Environment has designated a 10-kilometer radius around the location where the dead crow was found as a “Wild Bird Monitoring Priority Area.” The prefecture is strengthening its monitoring efforts within the designated area and urging residents not to touch wild birds with bare hands and to report any dead birds to the authorities. Source: Fukuoka City / NHK
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