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High-path avian flu continues to appear on farms and in wild birds in Europe, while Hong Kong reports H5N6 in samples from a nature preserve.
Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.
Findings from "minibrain" experiments raise new questions on how Zika infects developing fetal brain cells.
Finland, France, and Romania report their first outbreaks, while India and Iran note further spread.
In the past few weeks, 8 European nations, plus India and Israel, have confirmed H5N8, mainly in migratory waterfowl.
Also today, a Lancet letter details the second case of female-to-male sexual spread.
Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.
One report describes eye problems in a baby born without microcephaly and the other notes sexual transmission 44 days after the male partner's infection.
In France, where Guinea fowl were infected, Tarn becomes the 9th department affected since December.
Health officials reported sexual transmission of Zika virus involving a gay couple.
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