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    Japan's bird flu epidemic spreads to 10 prefectures

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    Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, December 13 (Reporter Hua Yi) Shiga Prefecture, Japan, announced the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on the 13th

    The bird flu epidemic in Japan this winter has now expanded to 10 counties


    Shiga Prefecture announced on the 13th that a chicken farm in Higashiomi City has detected a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of the H5 subtype, and relevant departments have begun culling about 10,000 chickens raised on this chicken farm


    Earlier, a chicken farm in Okayama Prefecture also started culling about 640,000 chickens on the 11th due to an avian flu epidemic

    The outbreak in Okayama Prefecture on the 12th was determined to be caused by the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus


    Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, reported an outbreak of avian influenza in a chicken farm in Japan on November 5

    Afterwards, Fukuoka Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Miyazaki Prefecture and other places have successively experienced highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemics


      "People's Daily" (16th edition on December 14, 2020)

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