Prefectural government employees and other workers put on protective suits to cull chickens in Taragi town, Kumamoto prefecture

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Prefectural government employees and other workers put on protective suits to cull chickens in Taragi town, Kumamoto prefecture
Prefectural government employees and other workers put on protective suits to cull chickens in Taragi town, Kumamoto prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 13, 2014. Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country's first case of bird flu in three years, the Agricultural Ministry said on Sunday. The highly pathogenic H5 virus was detected through genetic testing of chickens at a farm in Kumamoto prefecture in the south, the ministry said on its website. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER DRUGS SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS � THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. YES
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