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Local authorities in Kagawa Prefecture began culling around 330,000 chickens Thursday after an outbreak of a highly pathogenic bird flu was confirmed at a chicken farm for the first time in nearly three years in the country.

The prefectural government instructed chicken farms within a 3-kilometer radius of the infected site in the city of Mitoyo not to move any poultry or eggs, and is checking whether infections have occurred at other locations.

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