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The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.
In other developments, Nepal reported its second H5N1 outbreak of the year, France continues battling several strains, and H5N8 triggered more European outbreaks.
France reports three low-path strains that struck poultry last year, Greece detects H5N5 for the first time, and Germany detects high-path H5N2.
In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.
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