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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.
In France, where Guinea fowl were infected, Tarn becomes the 9th department affected since December.
The WHO notes signs that flu strains, especially avian ones, are co-circulating at unprecedented levels.
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