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New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.
The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.
Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.
The H5N8 virus continues to fuel outbreaks, including a first detection in Ireland.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
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