By Teddy Cambosa
Japan reports another wave of bird flu outbreak, this time in the prefecture of Gifu, as state officials have reported it coming from a chicken farm in the city of Minokamo.
Polymerase chain reaction tests conducted later detected an H5 subtype virus from all samples collected from chickens at the farm.
More than 68,000 chickens at the Minokamo chicken farm are needed to be culled, as local authorities are putting a 3-kilometer radius around the farm to observe the outbreak. Farms within the area are told not to move their poultry and its eggs.
The Gifu prefecture is the 14th prefecture in Japan to experience another major bird flu outbreak, the latest one in Chiba where around one million chickens were needed to be culled.
Teddy Cambosa is a graduating BS Biology student and a former campus journalist at Batangas State University. He is also currently writing for MARKETECH APAC, a small APAC-focused marketing news site.