Chickens culled at flu-hit Miyazaki farm

Dec 20, 2016

Chickens culled at flu-hit Miyazaki farm

The culling of some 122,000 chickens began early Tuesday at a poultry farm in Miyazaki Prefecture where an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5 strain of bird flu has been confirmed. It is the sixth case of bird flu in Japan this winter. Prefectural ...

Dec 13, 2016

South Korea expands cull in bid to contain bird flu outbreak

South Korea said Tuesday it was expanding a major bird flu cull to try and contain a damaging outbreak that has continued to spread during an all-consuming political crisis. Since the first case of the highly pathogenic H5N6 virus was confirmed in mid-November, another ...

Chicken industry, crested ibis under bird flu siege in Niigata

Dec 2, 2016

Chicken industry, crested ibis under bird flu siege in Niigata

Farmers of Niigata jidori chicken are worried the simultaneous bird flu outbreaks in Niigata Prefecture will heavily damage the premium brand, even though it remains unaffected and the virus poses no threat to people. Local authorities are culling tens of thousands of chickens to ...

Nov 27, 2016

Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull

Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country’s first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. Outbreaks of avian flu, primarily the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain, have been reported in Denmark, Finland, ...