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The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.
The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.
Japan, meanwhile, reports two large H5N6 outbreaks at poultry farms in different prefectures.
Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.
The UK reported H5N8 avian flu on a pheasant farm housing 10,000 birds.
Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.
European countries already reporting H5N8 note several more outbreaks, many involving wild birds.
Findings in dead coots make Egypt the 3rd Mideast country to report high-path H5N8.
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