The board raised the level to two on a scale of three, which means
poultry must be kept indoors.
"We are raising the level of protection as a precaution," the board
said in a statement. "Bird flu is spread mainly by wild birds and
therefore the risk of getting the disease to the Swedish poultry is
now considered elevated."
The H5N8 bird flu has been detected at a poultry farm in Denmark,
the country's environment and food ministry said earlier on Monday.
Bird flu has been found in a number of countries across Europe over
the past two weeks.
(Reporting by Johan Ahlander; editing by Niklas Pollard)
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