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Media reports cite suspect H5N8 at chicken far in Miyazaki City.

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Suspected case of highly pathogenic bird flu found on Miyazaki farm
JIJI
DEC 28, 2014
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MIYAZAKI – The Miyazaki Prefectural Government on Sunday night reported a suspected highly pathogenic bird flu case in the city of Miyazaki, the prefectural capital.

Chickens at a poultry farm in the city tested positive for avian influenza in a simple examination conducted after their successive deaths, the prefectural government said.

It has started a genetic test and called on the farm to isolate chickens and nearby farms not to move chickens.

The farm raises some 42,000 fowl. If a highly pathogenic bird flu virus is found, all the chickens will be slaughtered, and chickens within a radius of 3 km will be prohibited from being moved and shipments of those in other areas within 10 km will be banned.

On Dec. 16, highly pathogenic bird flu was confirmed at a poultry farm in the city of Nobeoka, also in Miyazaki Prefecture, where about 4,000 chickens were killed.

A prefectural government official said it is uncertain whether the latest case is linked to the Nobeoka one.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Miyazaki has another bird flu outbreak; prefectural, industry officials alarmed
KYODO, JIJI
DEC 29, 2014

MIYAZAKI – The Miyazaki Prefectural Government has begun slaughtering 42,000 chickens on a farm in the city of Miyazaki after a genetic test of dead fowl confirmed a highly pathogenic bird flu virus.

Chickens at the poultry farm in the Uranomyo area in the city tested positive for the H5 strain of the bird flu, the prefectural government said Sunday, adding that it has set up 10 sterilization points on roads around the affected farm.

The latest case marks the second time a highly pathogenic bird flu strain has been confirmed in Japan this year. On Dec. 16, the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus was confirmed at a poultry farm in the city of Nobeoka, also in Miyazaki Prefecture, where about 4,000 chickens were killed.

A prefectural official said it is uncertain whether the latest case is linked to the Nobeoka one.

At around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, the poultry farm in Uranomyo first reported to the Miyazaki government that chicken deaths seemed to be on the rise there. As the prefecture conducted a simple test on five dead chickens and another five that were alive, all of the dead chickens tested positive for bird flu.

Chickens within a radius of 3 km of the outbreak have been prohibited from being moved and shipments of another 1.93 million chickens in other areas within 10 km have been banned.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed related ministries to make sure proper quarantine measures are taken. The central government will soon dispatch an emergency assistance team to the affected area.

Prefectural and industry officials expressed shock at the latest outbreak, whose impact would be far larger than the earlier one in Nobeoka. The officials were especially shocked because the Nobeoka bird flu had just been nearly contained.

“Unlike the first case (in Nobeoka), the bird flu this time will involve far bigger numbers of chickens and farms. We need to move quickly,” Miyazaki Gov. Shunji Kono said at an emergency meeting of officials on Sunday.

“We really didn’t want the second case to take place,” said Tetsuro Nakada, a prefectural official in charge of animal husbandry. “We must do our best to keep the virus from spreading further.”

Some locals fear that the case could turn into the kind of mass bird flu outbreak experienced in Miyazaki in 2011, when a series of infections led to the culling of more than a million chickens across the prefecture.

“I haven’t heard anything from government officials. We must take containment measures as soon as possible,” said a 65-year-old woman who works at a separate chicken farm in the city.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:10 am 
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Jiji Press
MIYAZAKI (Jiji Press) — The Miyazaki prefectural government has confirmed a highly pathogenic bird influenza case in the prefectural capital of Miyazaki.

Chickens at a poultry farm in the city tested positive for H5 subtype avian flu virus in a genetic test after a simple examination produced a similar result following a report of many chicken deaths there, the prefectural government said Sunday night.

On Monday, the Miyazaki government finished work to cull about 42,000 chickens raised at the farm in accordance with the state-set rules.

The local government also banned chickens within a radius of three kilometers from being moved outside the area and those within 10 kilometers from being shipped outside.

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed relevant agencies to gather information on-site, take epidemic preventive measures and ensure rapid information disclosure.

In Miyazaki Prefecture, a highly pathogenic bird flu case was confirmed on Dec. 16 at a poultry farm in Nobeoka, at which 4,000 chickens were killed.

The Miyazaki government later contacted about 1,000 poultry farms across the prefecture, including the one hit by the latest outbreak, to ask whether there was any sign of other bird flu cases. But no such signs were reported at that time.

On Sunday, a prefectural government official said it is uncertain whether the latest case is linked to the Nobeoka one. The two farms are about 90 kilometers apart from each other.

Govt vows efforts to stop spread of bird flu

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Government officials agreed at a meeting Monday to work together in taking thorough measures to prevent the spread of avian influenza, in response to the nation’s second confirmed case this winter in Miyazaki Prefecture.

The meeting brought together senior officials from related ministries and agencies, including the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, the Environment Ministry and the Defense Ministry.Speech

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Follow-up report No.7
Report reference: , Reference OIE : 16840, Report Date : 29/12/2014, Country : Japan
Report Summary
Name of sender of the report Dr Toshiro Kawashima Telephone (81-3) 3502 8295
Position CVO Fax (81-3) 3502 3385
Address Animal Health Division
Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8950
Email animal_health88@nm.maff.go.jp
Date submitted to OIE 29/12/2014
Animal type Terrestrial Date of report 29/12/2014
Disease Highly pathogenic avian influenza Date of start of the event 03/11/2014
Causal Agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus Date of pre-confirmation of the
event
13/11/2014
Serotype(s) H5N8 Date of last occurrence 16/04/2014
Reason Reoccurrence of a listed disease Diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
Country or zone the whole country Clinical signs Yes
Number of reported outbreaks submitted= 10, Draft= 0
Outbreak details
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
SHIMANE-other report -
submitted
- Not applicable Yasugi-shi 35.431442 133.250915 03/11/2014 13/11/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Tundra
Swan:Anatidae(Cygnus
columbianus)
Animals ... 1 0 0 0
Affected Population 2 fecal samples from Cygnus columbianus (tundra swan)
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
TOTTORI-other report -
submitted
- Not applicable Tottori-shi 35.501133 134.235091 18/11/2014 26/11/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Anatidae
(unidentified):Anatidae(A
natidae (incognita))
Animals ... 1 0 0 0
Affected Population A fecal sample from Anatidae (species are unidentified since only fecal samples were collected)
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
CHIBA-other report -
submitted
- Nagara-machi Not applicable Chosei-gun 35.431122 140.227086 18/11/2014 22/11/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Anatidae
(unidentified):Anatidae(A
natidae (incognita))
Animals ... 1 0 0 0
Affected Population 2 fecal samples from Anatidae (species are unknown since only fecal samples were collected)
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
KAGOSHIMA-other
report - submitted
- Not applicable Izumi-shi 32.090572 130.352753 23/11/2014 29/11/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
White-naped
crane:Gruidae(Grus vipio)
Animals ... 1 1 0 0
Affected Population A weakened Grus vipio (white-naped crane) was found and tested.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
KAGOSHIMA-other
report - submitted
- Not applicable Izumi-shi 32.090572 130.352753 01/12/2014 06/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Gruidae
(unidentified):Gruidae(Gr
uidae (incognita))
Animals ... ... ... 0 0
Affected Population Water collected from roost of cranes (not from animals).
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
KAGOSHIMA-other
report - submitted
- Not applicable Izumi-shi 32.090572 130.352753 07/12/2014 10/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Hooded
crane:Gruidae(Grus
monacha)
Animals ... 1 1 0 0
Affected Population A dead Grus monacha (hooded crane) was found and tested.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
GIFU-other report -
submitted
- Not applicable Kani-shi 35.426121 137.061011 12/12/2014 20/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Mandarin
Duck:Anatidae(Aix
galericulata)
Animals ... 1 1 0 0
Affected Population A dead Aix galericulata (Mandarin duck) was found and tested.
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
MIYAZAKI-other report
- submitted
- Kitagawa-machi Farm Nobeoka-shi 32.67972 131.697586 14/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 4031 31 31 4000 0
Affected Population Poultry (broiler breeder)
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
KAGOSHIMA-other
report - submitted
- Not applicable Izumi-shi 32.090572 130.352753 17/12/2014 19/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Hooded
crane:Gruidae(Grus
monacha)
Animals ... 1 1 0 0
Affected Population A dead Grus monacha (hooded crane) was found and tested
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Province Number of outbreaks District Sub-district Unit Type Location Latitude Longitude Start Date End Date:
MIYAZAKI- (this report
- submitted)
- Takaoka-cho Farm Miyazaki-shi 31.962219 131.299922 28/12/2014
Species Measuring units Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds Animals 42030 30 30 42000 0
Affected Population Poultry (broiler)
Outbreak summary: Total outbreaks = 10 (Submitted)
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Tundra Swan 1 0 0 0
Anatidae (unidentified) 2 0 0 0
White-naped crane 1 1 0 0
Gruidae (unidentified) 0 0
Hooded crane 2 2 0 0
Mandarin Duck 1 1 0 0
Birds 46061 61 61 46000 0
Epidemiology
Epidemiological comments
On 28 December 2014, the local veterinary service in Miyazaki Prefecture received a notification from a broiler farm on an increase in the number of dead birds in one of four houses (30 birds on 28 December). The samples were sent to the laboratory of local veterinary service
centre (Miyazaki Livestock Hygiene Centre). The samples from dead birds were confirmed to be influenza A virus positive by antigen-capture kits. On the same day, the centre started RT-PCR test and confirmed that the subtype was H5.
Stamping-out policy was applied to the affected farm. Destruction of all the susceptible birds in the affected farm (approx. 42,000 birds) was completed in the morning of 29 December 2014.
Movement restrictions are imposed on the farms within the radius of 3km of the affected farm. Shipment restrictions are imposed on the farms within the radius of 3-10km of the affected farm.
The pathogenicity and N-type have not yet been identified and are going to be determined by the National Institute of Animal Health.
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
• Unknown or inconclusive
Measures applied
Applied To be applied
• control of wildlife reservoirs
• stamping out
• quarantine
• movement control inside the country
• screening
• disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
• no planned control measures
Animals treated Vaccination Prohibited
No Yes
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory Type Name of Laboratory Species Test Type Date Results Provided Result
Local laboratory Miyazaki Livestock Hygiene
Centre
Birds reverse transcription -
polymerase chain reaction
(RT-PCR)
28/12/2014 Positive
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