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H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.
Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.
No let-up has occurred over the past few days in detections of several highly pathogenic H5 avian flu strains in poultry and wild birds.
More than 100 farms in Taiwan have tested positive for avian flu, including a new H5N3 strain.
H5N8 in Taiwan leads a long list of outbreaks in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.
June 26 (CIDRAP News) The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday reported the first probable case of SARS in Japan, involving a 33-year-old Taiwanese man who came to Tokyo on June 21 for sightseeing.
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