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The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.
The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.
Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.
The UK reported H5N8 avian flu on a pheasant farm housing 10,000 birds.
Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.
The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.
(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials yesterday announced three severe respiratory infections, two of them fatal, from H7N9 influenza, a subtype that has not been known to infect humans before.
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