Japan continued confronting avian flu by destroying chickens on Wednesday at a farm where the nation's third case of the virus has reared its head this year, Bloomberg reports.
Approximately 8,600 chickens were killed on a farm in Kagoshima, Japan's biggest poultry producing region, according to Hiroshi Onmayashiki of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ministry. H5 was found in dead birds in the southern region earlier on Wednesday.
"We have taken measures to contain the disease quickly," the animal health division official told the news service. "We have also imposed a ban on movements of birds and eggs in the area."
Miyazaki, a nearby parcel of land where the first and second confirmed cases of H5 occurred, gathered more than 400,000 chickens. The specific farm, Shintomi, is slightly more than five miles from where the flu was first detected. Chickens in a West Japan farm tested positive for H5 in November.
The Japanese government's ban restricts moving birds and eggs within 10 kilometers of the farms where H5 has been detected. It also is disinfecting cars in the region.
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