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Cablegate: Avian Influenza: Japan Weekly Report June 22

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PP RUEHHM RUEHLN RUEHMA RUEHPB
DE RUEHKO #3514 1740930
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 230930Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3635
INFO RUEHZN/ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIVE
RUEHFK/AMCONSUL FUKUOKA 6895
RUEHNAG/AMCONSUL NAGOYA 6799
RUEHNH/AMCONSUL NAHA 9507
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE 0163
RUEHKSO/AMCONSUL SAPPORO 8045
RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC 8275
RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC

UNCLAS TOKYO 003514

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AIAG AMBASSADOR LANGE
DEPT FOR OES/IHA SINGER AND FENDRICK
DEPT FOR EAP/J
USDA PASS TO APHIS
HHS PASS TO CDC
HHS FOR OGHA STEIGER, BHAT AND ELVANDER
DEPT PASS TO AID/GH/HIDN DENNIS CARROLL

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO KFLU KSTH ECON PREL SOCI WHO JA
SUBJECT: AVIAN INFLUENZA: JAPAN WEEKLY REPORT JUNE 22

REF: A. 05 STATE 153802
B. TOKYO 3317 AND PREVIOUS
C. TOKYO 1112

1. The following is an update on avian influenza (AI)
developments in Japan for the period June 16 to June 22.
No human or animal outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza were
reported in Japan during the above period.

-- Importation of French Chickens to Resume --

2. On June 19, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries (MAFF) lifted a ban it had imposed on the
importation of French poultry meat and guts or foie gras.
MAFF confirmed that French authorities completed outbreak
control measures in the affected areas and that no further
outbreaks occurred for 90 days afterwards. Imports were
placed on hold since February 24. For further details see
Tokyo 1112.

-- Importation of Canadian Chickens to Stop --

3. On June 18, in response to the recent outbreak of avian
influenza in Canada, MAFF announced that it instituted a
ban on the importation of Canadian poultry meat and guts.
Japan imported 167 tons of poultry meat, 2,729 tons of
processed egg products, and 33,686 tons of live poultry
from Canada in 2005.

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