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New reports to the OIE involve avian flu outbreaks in 8 countries.
Finland, France, and Romania report their first outbreaks, while India and Iran note further spread.
The virus is spreading south and west as experts predicted after the H5 clade was discovered in Russia in June.
The agencies warned that H5N8 represents a serious threat, especially to less-wealthy European nations.
(CIDRAP News) H5N1 virus has been found in wild birds in yet another European country, Slovakia, while tests of samples from 95 people in India have revealed no cases of avian influenza so far, according to reports today.
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