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Announcement of the Results of Testing of Wild Birds for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Virus in Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, and Results of Testing of Migratory Birds for HPAI Virus and Notice of Testing Period Extension

February 8, 2007

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has announced the results of the testing of all samples of wild birds taken around the area of HPAI outbreak in Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture. The testing conducted at the Tottori University found that all samples were negative for HPAI virus.
The MOE has also announced the results of the testing of migratory birds conducted in Japan in January 2007 for the HPAI virus in response to its outbreak in Korea last November, reporting that no HPAI virus was found.
The MOE has been strengthening the testing of wild birds for HPAI virus and has announced that it will expand the testing areas and extend the testing period until March.

For the details of these results, please visit the MOE website:
http://www.env.go.jp/press (in Japanese)


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