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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.

This is the second mass culling in just over a month in Miyazaki Prefecture, which has the largest number of broiler chickens among Japan’s 47 prefectures with about 27.4 million as of last February.

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