Chicken culling begins after bird flu detected in Miyazaki, JapanStaff Writer | January 27, 2017
The local government began culling 168,400 chickens early Wednesday after some dead chickens at a poultry farm in Miyazaki Prefecture were found to have contracted a highly virulent strain of bird flu.
Virus in Japan 168,400 chickens
After a number of chickens were found dead Tuesday at a farm in the Kijo district, the prefectural government conducted genetic tests and confirmed the presence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus.
That poultry farm has around 61,700 chickens with another 106,700 chickens at an adjacent facility run by the same operator, according to the prefectural government. ■