The Japanese Ministry of the Environment reported a case of extremely pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in a raccoon canine, or tanuki in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Hokkaido University collected the debilitated particular person raccoon canine, which died on April 1. On April 7, Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1 subtype) was detected on account of conducting a genetic check in an authentic check performed by Hokkaido University.
Officials notice this as the primary case of chicken flu being detected in a mammal within the nation.
The tanuki was present in an space the place quite a lot of chicken flu optimistic lifeless crows have been detected. It has been instructed that it could have been transmitted by predation of birds contaminated with extremely pathogenic avian influenza.