Avian flu returns to poultry flocks in Germany and Japan



New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in poultry flocks in Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom (U.K.). As well as further cases in domestic poultry in Israel, The Netherlands, and Russia, there has been a surge in the detection of the virus among the wild bird populations of western Europe, and South Korea.


Japanese poultry farms hit

Over the past week, Japan’s agriculture ministry has registered two outbreaks of HPAI linked to the H5N8 virus variant on poultry farms. According to the official report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), both are located in Kagawa prefecture on the island of Shikoku.


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Source : wattagnet.com