Svalbard is a risk area for bird flu – people asked to report cases of dead birds

Brids - ØstensjøvannetPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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The highly pathogenic bird flu has been detected in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and several countries in Europe. Many of the birds will migrate north to Svalbard.

“Potentially infected birds will migrate north to Svalbard,” Egil Rønning warned in a press release.

He encourages people to inform the Governor of Svalbard in the event of the discovery of sick or dead ducks and gulls, especially in areas that serve as resting places for migratory birds.

Bird flu is primarily a risk to birds, not humans.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Governor cooperate on monitoring and sampling in Svalbard.

Rønning reminds people that only adults should handle potentially infected birds. Gloves should be worn when picking up dead birds.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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