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Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.
Italy, China, and the Netherlands also report outbreaks caused by various strains.
H5N8 avian flu continues in Europe, while H5N6, H5N1 strike again in Asia.
Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.
The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.
(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials yesterday announced three severe respiratory infections, two of them fatal, from H7N9 influenza, a subtype that has not been known to infect humans before.
(CIDRAP News) H5N1 virus has been found in wild birds in yet another European country, Slovakia, while tests of samples from 95 people in India have revealed no cases of avian influenza so far, according to reports today.
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