There may be a closer case of HPAI H5N1 in birds, but this is confirmed.
Bird flu detected in southern Japan identified as virulent H5N1 strain
TOKYO (AP) — Tests have confirmed that bird flu detected in chickens in southern Japan was the virulent H5N1 strain that has caused more than 160 human deaths worldwide, the Japanese Agriculture Ministry said Tuesday.
The virus, identified Tuesday by the National Institute of Animal Health, killed about 4,000 chickens last week at a farm in Kiyotake town in Miyazaki prefecture (state).
Japan says bird flu outbreak is from deadly H5N1
16 Jan 2007 Source: Reuters
By Miho Yoshikawa
TOKYO, Jan 16 (Reuters) – An outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm in southwestern Japan was due to the lethal H5N1 strain of the virus, a farm ministry official said on Tuesday, confirming the first such case to hit Japan in three years.
2007 map from WHO
Cumulative map from WHO
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