Sweden increases bird flu risk assessment after a string of outbreaks in Europe

Sweden has raised its assessment of the risk level for bird flu from low to elevated after other European countries registered outbreaks.

9 November 2020, at 8:26am

Reuters reports that the Swedish Board of Agriculture made the announcement on 6 November.

The Board said in a statement that it had raised the risk level to 2, meaning all poultry must be kept indoors, from level 1, which indicates that the infection risk is low.

France said on 5 November it was putting part of the country on high alert for bird flu and Sweden's neighbour Denmark raised its bird flu risk level to high after outbreaks in Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain.

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