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The outbreaks involved different strains, including H5N6, H5N1, and H5N8.
The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.
Commitments included scaling up research investments and building a framework for country accountability on steps to reach the declaration's goals.
Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.
H5N8 avian flu continues in Europe, while H5N6, H5N1 strike again in Asia.
Detections vary from H5N1 in India to the confirmation of H5N5 for the first time in Slovenia.
Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.
Elsewhere, Taiwan officials said tests have now confirmed H5N8 in two recent outbreaks in backyard birds.
Sweden joins the growing list of European countries facing high-path avian flu.
The virus is spreading south and west as experts predicted after the H5 clade was discovered in Russia in June.
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