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Finland, France, and Romania report their first outbreaks, while India and Iran note further spread.
The preliminary genetic analysis suggest that some of the internal genes have changed, compared to earlier H5N6 samples from China and Hong Kong.
Sweden joins the growing list of European countries facing high-path avian flu.
Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.
The WHO says it's unlikely that a person will contract H5N8 avian flu.
Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.
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