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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.
The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.
Also, Cambodia reports an H5N1 outbreak in poultry, its first in nearly a year.
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