Japan has started culling another 230,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of avian influenza on a farm in the north of the country.
The Niigata government have been culling more than 300,000 chickens at a poultry farm in Sekikawa (about 140 km from Joetsu) after tests had confirmed the presence of the highly virulent H5 strain of the bird flu virus.
In Aomori, around 18,000 ducks have been culled at a farm where ducks tested positive for the H5 bird flu strain.
DATE : 1 December 2016
SOURCE : Japan Times