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June 26 (CIDRAP News) The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday reported the first probable case of SARS in Japan, involving a 33-year-old Taiwanese man who came to Tokyo on June 21 for sightseeing.
H5N8 in Taiwan leads a long list of outbreaks in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.
More than 100 farms in Taiwan have tested positive for avian flu, including a new H5N3 strain.
No let-up has occurred over the past few days in detections of several highly pathogenic H5 avian flu strains in poultry and wild birds.
Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.
H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.
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