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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.
Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.
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.
More than 100 farms in Taiwan have tested positive for avian flu, including a new H5N3 strain.
H5N8 in Taiwan leads a long list of outbreaks in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.
The WHO has heightened concerns about the impact the outbreak is having on frontline workers and the prospects of overseas help.
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