Dead Swan in Japan is Positive for H5N1

Japanese officials are getting worried that the the H5N1 virus (also known as the bird virus) is spreading among the birds in the northern region. This was after a swan was positively identified and was tested for the disease.

According to a farm official in Hokkaido, there’s been no poultry affected so far in the said region. However, as a precaution, the authorities will be inspecting three nearby poultry farms and disinfect 180,000 chickens.

The said swan was reported found dead last May 5 near Saroma Lake, Japan. The other two dead swans were also found in Hokkaido and the other was in Akita.

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