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The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.
Also, officials in France, Sweden, Finland, and Germany report more H5N8.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
In other developments, Iran reported several more H5N8 outbreaks and Bosnia and Herzegovina reported its first H5 outbreak of the season.
The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.
The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.
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