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The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.
Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.
Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.
France reports three low-path strains that struck poultry last year, Greece detects H5N5 for the first time, and Germany detects high-path H5N2.
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 UK reported H5N8 avian flu on a pheasant farm housing 10,000 birds.
In addition, Italy reports more H5N8 and Germany has an H5N5 poultry outbreak.
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