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The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.
DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.
The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.
Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.
Nepal also reports H5N1 at a zoo, while 5 European nations confirm more H5N8 outbreaks.
France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.
Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.
In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.
Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.
The H5N8 virus continues to fuel outbreaks, including a first detection in Ireland.
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