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OIE: Crayfish Plague Reported on Norwegian Fish Farm

23 October 2013, at 1:00am

NORWAY - An outbreak of crayfish plague in the Nord-Trondelag area has been reported to the OIE.

The outbreak was reported at a freshwater farm in Kvesjøen, Lierne, Namdal, Nord-Trondelag.

Morbidity and mortality are at 0.1 per cent and only one case has been reported.

The source of the outbreak is thought to be due to the illegal introduction/movement of new live animals.

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