Japan Finds Seven Wild Birds Positive for H5N1

JAPAN - During January, a total of seven wild birds found dead across a wide area of the country tested positive for H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus.
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The authorities sent Follow Up report No. 4 dated 4 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Between 7 and 28 January, seven wild birds were found dead at different locations across the main island of Honshu as well as on Hokkaido in the north-east. Species included several wild ducks, a whooper swan, a common pochard, a little grebe and a seagull.

The presence of the H5N1 subtype of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.

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