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Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.
France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.
Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.
New H5N8 outbreaks, which have affected at least 24 European countries, plus some in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, were reported in Germany, Italy, Poland, and the UK.
The UK reported H5N8 avian flu on a pheasant farm housing 10,000 birds.
Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.
Germany is the second European country to report a recent highly pathogenic H7N7 outbreak in poultry.
The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.
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