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The virus caused an outbreak in early February, but it was originally mistakenly reported as H5N8.
For the first time in China, the high-path strain of H7N9 has been detected in live market poultry.
In other developments, Iran reported several more H5N8 outbreaks and Bosnia and Herzegovina reported its first H5 outbreak of the season.
Poland reports high-path H5N5, and Nigeria confirms another H5N8 outbreak in poultry.
Active surveillance put in place after H7N9 emerged in neighboring China helped Myanmar identify H5N6 for the first time in poultry.
Finland, Poland, and the UK also report new H5N8 avian flu outbreaks.
In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.
Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.
H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.
Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.
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