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The most recent imported case to South Korea involved diarrhea but no fever and few respiratory symptoms at first.
All 21 close contacts of a recent Korean MERS case are asymptomatic, the agency says.
In 2015, an imported case sparked outbreaks that sickened 186 people.
New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.
Iraq is battling another H5N8 detection, and in South Korea, H5N6 was found on another commercial farm.
Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.
A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.
Two groups gauge the threat of H5N6 avian flu to mammals and poultry.
The outbreaks involved different strains, including H5N6, H5N1, and H5N8.
The USDA proposes moving away from a per-bird payment for outbreak response efforts.
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