Officials in protective suits are pictured in Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture ahead of the culling of thousands of chickens at a farm where an outbreak of bird flu was confirmed. Photo: Kyodo Officials in protective suits are pictured in Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture ahead of the culling of thousands of chickens at a farm where an outbreak of bird flu was confirmed. Photo: Kyodo
Officials in protective suits are pictured in Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture ahead of the culling of thousands of chickens at a farm where an outbreak of bird flu was confirmed. Photo: Kyodo

Japan

Bird flu outbreak in Japan worsens, over 2 million chickens culled

  • All farms have been ordered to disinfect and check hygiene regimes. South Korea and parts of Europe are also battling outbreaks
  • Humans cannot contract the highly pathogenic H5 subtype, but there are concerns about it jumping species and causing a coronavirus-like pandemic

Topic |   Japan
Officials in protective suits are pictured in Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture ahead of the culling of thousands of chickens at a farm where an outbreak of bird flu was confirmed. Photo: Kyodo Officials in protective suits are pictured in Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture ahead of the culling of thousands of chickens at a farm where an outbreak of bird flu was confirmed. Photo: Kyodo
Officials in protective suits are pictured in Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture ahead of the culling of thousands of chickens at a farm where an outbreak of bird flu was confirmed. Photo: Kyodo
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