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France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.
For the first time in China, the high-path strain of H7N9 has been detected in live market poultry.
China, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland and South Korea also reported new outbreaks.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.
Also, a study finds low-path avian flu common among ducks on foie gras farms in Bulgaria.
A 39,000-bird turkey farm was hit by H5N2, and H5N1 killed pelicans in Romania.
Avian flu caused by various strains was confirmed in the US, UK, Israel, Japan, Bulgaria, and South Korea.
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