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New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.
In addition, Mexico reports two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in poultry.
The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.
In research news, French scientists detect signs of airborne H5N8 on farms.
DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.
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