Search

 

Cablegate: Avian Influenza: Japan Weekly Report December 07

VZCZCXRO9878
PP RUEHHM RUEHLN RUEHMA RUEHPB
DE RUEHKO #6907 3420731
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 080731Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8965
INFO RUEHZN/ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIVE
RUEHFK/AMCONSUL FUKUOKA 9111
RUEHNAG/AMCONSUL NAGOYA 8672
RUEHNH/AMCONSUL NAHA 1594
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE 2542
RUEHKSO/AMCONSUL SAPPORO 0144
RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC 8401
RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC

UNCLAS TOKYO 006907

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 JA
SUBJECT: AVIAN INFLUENZA: JAPAN WEEKLY REPORT December 07

REF: A. 05 STATE 153802
B. TOKYO 6689 AND PREVIOUS

1. There were no significant avian influenza (AI) developments in
Japan during the period November 22 to December 07. No human or
animal outbreaks of H5N1 AI were reported in Japan during the above
period.

-- Importation of Korean Chickens to Stop -

2. On November 24, in response to the recent outbreak of avian
influenza H5 in South Korea, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry
and Fisheries (MAFF) announced that it has instituted a ban on the
importation of live poultry and poultry meat and guts from South
Korea. MAFF has requested the South Korean Government to provide
more detailed information on the outbreak. Japan imported 1,497
tons of poultry meat and two tons of processed egg products from
South Korea in 2005. The GOJ requires all passengers entering from
South Korea to sterilize the soles of their shoes . Vehicles
arriving from South Korea are also required to be sterilized.

-- Kyoto Sangyo University builds AI research center --

3. Kyoto Sangyo University has established a research center for
Avian Influenza and opened the facility to the media on November 30.
The research center has two experimental laboratories and a
reference room with a total area of 284 square meters. Professor
Koichi Otsuki, former Director of the Avian Zoonoses Research Center
of Tottori University leads the new center. Professor Otsuki will
focus research on low pathogenic viruses at the center until another
facility for high pathogenic viruses is established in 2008.

SCHIEFFER

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

ALRANZ: Denounces US Senate Confirmation Of Judge Barrett

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa denounces the US Senate’s confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court seat formerly held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. “This action demonstrates the rank hypocrisy of the once-respected upper chamber ... More>>

OECD: COVID-19 Crisis Puts Migration And Progress On Integration At Risk, Says

Watch the live webcast of the press conference Migration flows have increased over the past decade and some progress has been made to improve the integration of immigrants in the host countries. But some of these gains may be erased by the COVID-19 pandemic ... More>>

Reporters Without Borders: Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing Marred By Barriers To Open Justice

After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls ... More>>

OHCHR: Stranded Migrants Need Safe And Dignified Return – UN Migrant Workers Committee

The UN Committee on Migrant Workers has today called on governments to take immediate action to address the inhumane conditions of migrant workers who are stranded in detention camps and ensure they can have an orderly, safe and dignified return to ... More>>