23 Jan '11, 3pm

Japan will cull around 410,000 chickens at a major poultry farm to tackle an outbreak of bird flu.

Japan will cull around 410,000 chickens at a major poultry farm to tackle an outbreak of bird flu.

Workers wearing protection suits prepare to cull chickens at a poultry farm where the bird flu virus had been found in Miyazaki. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - JAPAN will cull around 410,000 chickens at a major poultry farm in western Miyazaki prefecture to tackle an outbreak of bird flu, an official said on Sunday. The decision came after about 20 chickens were found dead on Sunday morning at the farm. Authorities decided to slaughter all the birds kept in the complex to prevent a wider outbreak, a farm ministry official said. The complex is located a few kilometres from another farm where the slaughter of around 10,000 chickens is already underway. On Saturday Prime Minister Naoto Kan set up a task force to contain the bird flu outbreak, officials said. It was the prefecture's first bird flu outbreak since 2007. In Miyazaki, which is 900 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, a foot-...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

Tweets

Japan culls chickens to contain bird flu

Japan culls chickens to contain bird flu

channelnewsasia.com 22 Jan '11, 4am

TOKYO: Japan began slaughtering some 10,000 chickens Saturday at a poultry farm in western Miyazaki prefecture in a bid to...

Bird flu spreads further in Japan

Bird flu spreads further in Japan

channelnewsasia.com 27 Jan '11, 4am

TOKYO: Japanese health authorities on Thursday said a fifth outbreak of bird flu since November had hit a poultry farm in ...

Scientists 'make' chickens that don't spread bi...

channelnewsasia.com 14 Jan '11, 12am

WASHINGTON: European scientists have found a way to genetically modify chickens so that they don't transmit bird flu, acco...

Scientists have found a way to genetically modi...

straitstimes.com 13 Jan '11, 11pm

WASHINGTON - EUROPEAN scientists have found a way to genetically modify chickens so that they don't transmit bird flu, acc...

Outbreak news: HFMD, bird flu fears spread in S...

todayonline.com 13 Jan '11, 4am

SEOUL - South Korea held an emergency Cabinet meeting yesterday to deal with a rapidly expanding outbreak of foot and mout...