Norway cancels outdoor poultry ban

02-06-2006 | |

Norwegian poultry is once again allowed outside after the governments ban on outdoor poultry was lifted this week..

The ban was imposed in February in eight southern counties to prevent the spread of the bird flu virus. The decision to lift the ban was made by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

Following the decision the health authority said in a statement that the ban was lifted “because of the bird flu situation now”.

To date H5N1 bird flu has not been detected in Norway

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