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Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.
The H5N8 avian flu virus sweeping across Europe has now been detected for the first time in Britain.
European countries already reporting H5N8 note several more outbreaks, many involving wild birds.
In addition, France and the UK take steps to lower risk from the highly pathogenic avian flu strain.
Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.
Findings in dead coots make Egypt the 3rd Mideast country to report high-path H5N8.
The preliminary genetic analysis suggest that some of the internal genes have changed, compared to earlier H5N6 samples from China and Hong Kong.
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