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In addition to new HPAI poultry infections in 3 French states, more outbreaks seen in Vietnam and Nigeria.
RNA analyzed from camels in Nigeria is of a different lineage from Mideast strains.
African detections signal ongoing H5N1 activity in the region, while Vietnam and Hong Kong both reported H5N6 detections.
Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.
Iowa took an economic hit of about $1.2 billion from this year's avian flu outbreaks.
H5N2 has turned up on 2 more South Dakota turkey farms, and Iowa has a new suspected outbreak.
Attacks include an incident 4 days ago involving burial workers in Forecariah.
Hundreds of thousands of poultry affected in more than 100 outbreaks involving various subtypes.
Also, US officials report more details on the H5N8 outbreak on a California turkey farm.
H5N8 has now been found in US commercial poultry after infecting wild birds and backyard flocks.
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