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Tests on the Oregon duck found H5 genetic material, but not enough to pin down the subtype or pathogenicity.
Officials are assessing farm and public health workers after widespread outbreaks.
Also, Washington state takes steps to curb H5N2 outbreaks in backyard flocks.
The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.
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