Avian influenza in poultry

High pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has never been reported or diagnosed in poultry nor in wild birds in Norway.

Avian influenza are monitored in poultry and in wild birds.

  • The main goal of the surveillance programme for avian influenza in poultry is to document that Norwegian poultry flocks are free of influenza A infections of the subtypes H5 and H7, and to ensure that the free status is maintained.
  • The surveillance programme for avian influenza in wild birds serves as a potential early detection and monitoring system in relation to influenza A viruses of avian origin, with special emphasis on HPAI H5 and H7 subtype viruses in the wild bird reservoir.


Surveillance in 2018 did not detect infection with highly pathogenic influenza A virus in poultry.

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