A new outbreak of bird flu was recorded in the Japanese prefecture of Tochigi on the island of Honshu, the agency reported. Kyodo Saturday, March 13th.
Dead chickens were found on one of the poultry farms, genetic analysis confirmed the presence of the bird flu virus in the dead birds. A livestock of 77 thousand chickens will be destroyed, specifies TASS…
The authorities have quarantined the transport of chickens and eggs within a 3-kilometer radius around the farm, where foci of the disease were found.
On February 20, the first cases of human infection with the bird flu virus were confirmed in Russia. It was found on seven employees of a poultry farm located in the south of the country.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that data on infection of people were sent to the World Health Organization (WHO), writes Gazeta.ru…
Later, the press service of the governor of the Astrakhan region reported that the employees of the poultry farm had received treatment, nothing threatens their health.
On February 26, WHO noted that the risk of human-to-human transmission of a new type of avian influenza A (H5N8) in Russia remains low.
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