Japan’s farm minister confirms avian flu outbreak in western Japan

Japan’s farm minister confirms avian flu outbreak in western Japan

TOKYO: The Japanese government on Thursday said an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian flu had been confirmed at a chicken farm in western Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture.

Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Kotaro Nogami informed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of the outbreak at the prime minister’s office on Thursday, Xinhua News Agency quoting local media reported.

After briefing the prime minister on the outbreak, Nogami said measures would be taken to eradicate the outbreak, including culling the affected chickens.

— BERNAMA