In Japan, due to “bird flu” began to destroy hundreds of thousands of chickens and ducks

В Японии из-за "птичьего гриппа" начали уничтожать сотни тысяч кур и уток

The authorities of the two Japanese prefectures of Niigata and Aomori destroy chickens local poultry farms find the spread of dangerous human virus “bird flu” H5 series, reports the Agency Kyodo.

According to him, in the village of Sekigawa Niigata Prefecture destruction awaits 310 thousand chickens, and in Aomori will be scored 16.5 thousand heads of poultry, including ducks. Preliminary analyses revealed the presence of H5 from dead farm birds.

Measures to prevent the spread of infection include a ban on transporting birds and eggs beyond 3 kilometers.

Only in Niigata Prefecture, according to Kyodo, there are 500 thousand, and in Aomori Prefecture 400 thousand heads poultry.

As stated to journalists the General Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Acehide Suga, the government will take all measures to prevent the spread of bird flu.

Earlier reports about the appearance of birds influenza, in particular strain, H5N8, was received from Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Poland, South Korea and other countries.

In Russia, the focus of bird flu discovered on the territory of Kalmykia.