Norway: Avian Influenza Detected Among Commercial Laying Hens in Western Norway

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   NO2021-0006

An investigation conducted by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) has confirmed that the strain of avian influenza that was detected in a laying hen population in Klepp municipality in Rogaland (a county in Western Norway) on November 11, 2021, was a highly pathogenic variant, more specifically H5N1. This is the first time that highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a commercial flock in Norway. This report summarizes the informational releases from the Norwegian national authorities on this detection.

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