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In research news, French scientists detect signs of airborne H5N8 on farms.
Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.
The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.
Also, Cambodia reports an H5N1 outbreak in poultry, its first in nearly a year.
Two studies report high mortality rates in wild birds and unprecedented rapid genetic reassortment.
Italy, China, and the Netherlands also report outbreaks caused by various strains.
H5N8 avian flu continues in Europe, while H5N6, H5N1 strike again in Asia.
Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.
Poland reports high-path H5N5, and Nigeria confirms another H5N8 outbreak in poultry.
New reports to the OIE involve avian flu outbreaks in 8 countries.
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