Date :20 January 2021

The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Norway

Norwegian media have reported the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the wild bird population in some parts of the country.

According to the announcement, the outbreak has been found in a population of the short-horned wild goose in the Sandnes area. Sandnes is Norway’s third-largest metropolitan area in the southwestern country.

According to local authorities, the outbreak of the H5N8 avian influenza virus appears to have been the cause of mortality in birds.

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Meanwhile, veterinary officials issued a statement urging people to report any deaths of wild birds in the country.

It should be noted that so far this outbreak has not been officially confirmed by the World Organization for Animal Health.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has also underestimated the risk of the disease to public health.

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