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Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

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by December 20, 2016 World News

 

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said on Sunday.

It is the fifth mass cull this winter in Japan with hundreds of officials working to prevent the spread of the virulent H5 strain, which has been detected at several farms across the country. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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