Home > News > World
Sunday April 13, 2014 MYT 1:55:03 PM
Sunday April 13, 2014 MYT 1:56:16 PM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said on Sunday.
The highly pathogenic H5 virus was detected through genetic testing of chickens at a farm in Kumamoto prefecture in the south, the ministry said on its Website.
A total of 1,100 chickens have died and about 112,000 would be culled, media said.
There is believed to be no risk of the virus spreading to humans through consumption of chicken eggs or meat, said Tomoyuki Takehisa, an Agricultural Ministry official.
It is the first bird flu case in Japan since 2011 when it was detected in Chiba prefecture, north of Tokyo.
(Reporting by Nathan Layne; Editing by Robert Birsel)
'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt, focus on brother
Rebels attack Aleppo security building, monitor says dozens killed
Alien abduction? Stolen by Russia? MH370 theories keep coming
New Zealand spying on Pacific neighbours and Indonesia - Snowden documents
Malaysians abroad share how they celebrate our local festivals
8 Incredible food and wine adventures you can do in Australia!
EU bets on 5G to catch up in mobile technology race
Agoda.com’s survey on popular festive travel spots
Bottas on the brink of a breakthrough
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)