Chronic Wasting Disease — Norway
On Thursday evening, 10 Sep , the Norwegian Veterinary Institute notified the Norwegian Food Safety Authority of a confirmed case of CWD (chronic wasting disease) in a wild reindeer shot during the ordinary hunt on the Hardanger plateau in central southern Norway. Material from a lymph node tested positive, while brain tissue was negative.
This is the 1st case of classical CWD in reindeer identified outside the Nordfjella zone 1, where the disease was 1st detected in 2016. At that