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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.
New H5N8 outbreaks, which have affected at least 24 European countries, plus some in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, were reported in Germany, Italy, Poland, and the UK.
The high-path strain that caused a huge outbreak in 2015 has been found in a Montana mallard.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
Also, officials in France, Sweden, Finland, and Germany report more H5N8.
H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.
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