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Scientists are seeing high rates of treatment failure as they struggle to eliminate the disease in the region.
Short-course therapy led to a favorable outcome in 79% of patients, compared with 80% in long-course patients.
In research news, French scientists detect signs of airborne H5N8 on farms.
Isolates shared a background that took shape in 2006, when MCR-1 was first mobilized.
In addition, Sweden and Hungary report H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in poultry.
H5N8 avian flu continues in Europe, while H5N6, H5N1 strike again in Asia.
Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.
Nepal also reports H5N1 at a zoo, while 5 European nations confirm more H5N8 outbreaks.
H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.
France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.
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