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In the past few weeks, 8 European nations, plus India and Israel, have confirmed H5N8, mainly in migratory waterfowl.
The strain has also been detected farther west in Europe in wild birds in Switzerland, as well as in Germany.
The virus is spreading south and west as experts predicted after the H5 clade was discovered in Russia in June.
Austrian officials said H5N8 had also been found in Croatia, which would raise the number of countries affected in Europe to five.
Hungary and India reported H5N8, and Algeria found an H7N1 link to a waterfowl die-off.
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