Following the detection of the bird flu virus at poultry farms in Shiga Prefecture on the 13th, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries held a meeting of the countermeasures headquarters, saying that there are cases where countermeasures are inadequate in some poultry farms nationwide. We have confirmed the policy of requesting thorough measures.
The avian influenza virus has been confirmed one after another at poultry farms in various regions since last month, and was also detected at poultry farms in Shiga Prefecture on the 13th, which means that it has been confirmed at poultry farms in 10 prefectures.
At a meeting of the Countermeasures Headquarters held at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the 13th, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nogami said, “I think that producers are feeling uneasy because it can occur anywhere in the country. I would like you to work on compliance with hygiene management standards once. “
At the meeting, whether the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has taken measures such as disinfecting hands and fingers, changing gloves, clothes and boots, and installing a net to prevent the invasion of wild animals at all poultry farms nationwide on the 7th of this month. When we asked for inspections, we received responses from 35 prefectures so far, and reported that there were some cases where countermeasures were inadequate.
After that, the meeting reconfirmed the policy of requiring poultry farms nationwide to take thorough measures, and decided to analyze cases where the measures were inadequate and consider countermeasures.