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An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.
In addition to new HPAI poultry infections in 3 French states, more outbreaks seen in Vietnam and Nigeria.
Also, a study finds low-path avian flu common among ducks on foie gras farms in Bulgaria.
The OIE, meanwhile, details 3 of France's previous outbreaks, as well as H5N6 avian flu in Vietnam.
Tests on the Oregon duck found H5 genetic material, but not enough to pin down the subtype or pathogenicity.
In a related development, feds recently issued a second call for avian flu vaccine proposals.
African detections signal ongoing H5N1 activity in the region, while Vietnam and Hong Kong both reported H5N6 detections.
Recommendations include executive-level management that spells out a national plan, pulls together a policy council, and unifies the biodefense budget.
Both the H3N2 and B strains will differ in next year's Southern Hemisphere trivalent flu vaccine.
The USDA issued a preparedness and response report and poultry culling guidance as turkey growers followed suit.
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