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Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.
H5N8 avian flu continues in Europe, while H5N6, H5N1 strike again in Asia.
H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.
Officials note new H5N1 outbreaks in India, Laos, Niger, and Vietnam.
Also, an analysis of H5N2 from a wild Alaskan duck adds more evidence that North American wild birds still harbor the virus.
The H5N8 virus continues to fuel outbreaks, including a first detection in Ireland.
China, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland and South Korea also reported new outbreaks.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.
The H5N8 avian flu virus sweeping across Europe has now been detected for the first time in Britain.
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