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European countries already reporting H5N8 note several more outbreaks, many involving wild birds.
Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.
Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.
In the past few weeks, 8 European nations, plus India and Israel, have confirmed H5N8, mainly in migratory waterfowl.
The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.
The virus is spreading south and west as experts predicted after the H5 clade was discovered in Russia in June.
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