1.5 million hens, which lay about one egg a day, and 700,000 young hens have been killed as a result of the bird flu.

This has led to fewer Swedish eggs being produced and several grocery stores have switched to imported eggs.

Will the Swedish eggs run out?

- No!

We have 7.5 million hens left.

It will take a few months before we are back in full production, but there will be eggs, says Marie Lönneskog Hogstadius from the industry organization Swedish Eggs, in Morgonstudion.

Wild migratory birds spread the infection

It is mainly wild birds that carry the bird flu virus, says Marie Lönneskog Hogstadius.

Migratory birds carry infection all over the world.

When wild birds fly over farms and poop, the airborne infection can spread from the feces to the hens via ventilation.

- It has been an extra tough winter, says Marie Lönneskog Hogstadius.

She believes that research is needed to find out how producers should protect themselves against bird flu.

The egg deficiency varies depending on the region

No Swedish antibiotics are used in Swedish egg production.

All eggs are stamped with SE marking, a pink symbol that shows that the production took place according to Swedish rules and numbers that tell how and where the eggs were produced, says Marie Lönneskog Hogstadius.

She believes that consumers can count on the supply of Swedish eggs being stabilized.

Although many chickens are affected, there are several farms that have survived and function as usual.

How big the egg shortage is depends on where in Sweden you shop and which store chain you go to.

According to Marie Lönneskog Hogstadius, Kalmar, Skåne and Östergötland have been hardest hit by the infection.

- It's hard because it's so heavenly aggressive.

This year, it has really hit full force, the Östergötland egg producer Axel Lagerfeld told SVT Öst in March.

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