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on February 4, 2021

Biosecurity breaches blamed for Japan’s avian flu outbreaks

Latest cases include flock of 1.5 million layers and a flock of 34,000 broilers

Inspections by agriculture ministry officials of some of the Japanese poultry farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) since last year reveal that the majority had defects that allowed wild birds and other animals to enter the buildings.

Holes in the roof or walls were found in 90% of…

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