Japan Declared Free of Avian Influenza28 June 2011
JAPAN - Japan declares itself free from notifiable avian influenza with effect from 25 June 2011.
This date results from the three-month period specified in Article 10.4.3 of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code after the last outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which occurred on 16 March 2011.
Following this outbreak, a stamping-out policy, including the destruction of all susceptible animals and the disinfection of the affected farm, was completed on 24 March 2011.
However, the cause of the outbreak has still not been determined.
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