Recently, many countries around the world have sounded the alarm of the avian flu epidemic. On the 2nd, a chicken farm in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan’s largest egg producing area, detected a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. So far, the Japanese avian influenza epidemic has spread to 17 first-level administrative regions.
Near the chicken farm in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, the reporter saw that a cordon had been set up and checkpoints had been set up to prohibit entry of outside personnel and vehicles.
The building not far away is the largest laying hen farm in Ibaraki Prefecture, and it is also the site of the avian flu epidemic. Three days ago, more than 200 chickens were found dead here, and it was confirmed that they were caused by the H5 subtype highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. This is also the first occurrence of bird flu in the area since 2006.
After the outbreak was discovered, Ibaraki Prefecture immediately decided to culling 840,000 chickens on the chicken farm. There are now thousands of staff working in the local area 24 hours a day, but due to the large number, it is expected that the culling will continue until the 14th of this month.
In addition, Ibaraki Prefecture also requires all poultry, poultry and egg products within a radius of 3 kilometers from the chicken farms to be prohibited to enter and exit, and to stop shipments within 10 kilometers. Thorough disinfection of roads and passing vehicles.
Since bird flu was detected in Japan in the first three years in early November last year, the epidemic has rapidly spread to 17 prefectures, accounting for about one-third of the total number of first-level administrative regions in Japan, the widest spread on record Once.
So far, the total number of culleds in various places has reached 7.11 million, a record high. In response, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan stated that most chicken farms where the epidemic has occurred have loopholes in epidemic prevention. To prevent the spread of the epidemic, farmers who do not comply with health management standards will be publicized and warned.
Ibaraki Prefecture, which is close to the Japanese capital, is the largest egg producing area, accounting for nearly 10%of Japan’s annual production. The bird flu epidemic has now directly threatened the core area of Japan’s egg industry.
The current wholesale price of eggs in the Tokyo market has risen by about 30%from the beginning of January. Once the bird flu spreads further in the main producing areas, it is likely that the price of Japanese eggs will rise further, which will affect the Japanese people’s vegetable baskets.