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Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.
Findings in dead coots make Egypt the 3rd Mideast country to report high-path H5N8.
The preliminary genetic analysis suggest that some of the internal genes have changed, compared to earlier H5N6 samples from China and Hong Kong.
Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.
The WHO says it's unlikely that a person will contract H5N8 avian flu.
Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.
In the past few weeks, 8 European nations, plus India and Israel, have confirmed H5N8, mainly in migratory waterfowl.
The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.
Also, Dallas officials issue a follow-up on a recent sexual transmission case, groups announce new research pushes, and Florida declares a public health emergency.
The new Ebola disease cluster in Liberia probably was not sparked by an imported case.
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