Bird flu outbreak in Gifu forces culling of 80,000 chickens

Jan 14, 2017

Bird flu outbreak in Gifu forces culling of 80,000 chickens

About 80,000 chickens were being culled at a poultry farm in Yamagata on Sunday after about 100 dead ones tested positive for a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu the previous day. The Gifu Prefectural Government launched inspections at 16 nearby chicken farms the ...

Dec 28, 2016

Hong Kong's first bird flu patient this winter dies

An elderly Hong Kong man died on Christmas Day from bird flu, the government said on Tuesday, the first human infection in the city this winter. The Centre for Health Protection of the Health Department said the 75-year-old man, who was diagnosed with the ...

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 ...