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Detections vary from H5N1 in India to the confirmation of H5N5 for the first time in Slovenia.
Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.
Elsewhere, Taiwan officials said tests have now confirmed H5N8 in two recent outbreaks in backyard birds.
Sweden joins the growing list of European countries facing high-path avian flu.
The virus is spreading south and west as experts predicted after the H5 clade was discovered in Russia in June.
Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.
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