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The ban on shipments of eggs and chickens from a poultry farm in Yamaguchi Prefecture hit by a highly virulent strain of bird flu may be lifted Thursday if there are no further signs of the disease.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry’s action would be in response to a request by the Yamaguchi Prefectural Government to lift the ban as soon as possible now that the prefecture has completed the required steps to deal with infectious diseases.

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