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Active surveillance put in place after H7N9 emerged in neighboring China helped Myanmar identify H5N6 for the first time in poultry.
Finland, Poland, and the UK also report new H5N8 avian flu outbreaks.
In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.
Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.
H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.
Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.
Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.
The CDC celebrates World Polio Day with hopeful talk of the finish line.
High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.
Cameroon's recent outbreak is its first since 2006 and signals southern movement of the virus, the FAO said.
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