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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Uminonakamichi

The Ministry of the Environment announced that a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was detected in a dead whooper swan at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park. On the 7th of this month, a debilitated whooper swan at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park in Fukuoka City was examined, and a simple test confirmed that it tested positive for avian influenza. The park has closed the animal forest area where the birds are kept for disinfection and is continuing to monitor the health of about 140 other birds. The park will not cull the birds at this stage and will continue to close the area and continue disinfection and health observation until the end of the year. This is the second confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the prefecture since the outbreak at a poultry farm in Munakata City in November 2000. Source: Uminonakamichi Seaside Park / KBC / NHK

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Uminonakamichi

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Published: Dec 15, 2022 / Last Updated: Dec 15, 2022

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