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The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.
Prescribing frequency ranges from 19% in Switzerland to 64% in Turkey.
A worrisome finding among resistant Salmonella isolates was the Kentucky serovar, of which more than three-quarters were multidrug resistant.
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.
Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.
The virus caused an outbreak in early February, but it was originally mistakenly reported as H5N8.
H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.
Active surveillance put in place after H7N9 emerged in neighboring China helped Myanmar identify H5N6 for the first time in poultry.
Detections vary from H5N1 in India to the confirmation of H5N5 for the first time in Slovenia.
New reports to the OIE involve avian flu outbreaks in 8 countries.
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