Chronic wasting disease in Norway
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was diagnosed in March 2016 in a wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) from the Nordfjella mountain area in Norway. This was the first documented case of CWD in Europe. In May and June 2016 CWD was diagnosed in two moose (Alces alces) in Selbu in South Trøndelag county, approximately 300 km north from the first case.
Plans for management
Surveillance and eradication efforts towards CWD (15.11.2017)
Surveillance and eradication efforts towards Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Norwegian free-ranging reindeer proceeds. Around 700 animals were taken out during the 2017 hunting season, leaving some 1500 animals to be handled by professionals. See more at Norwegian Veterinary Institute