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H5N8 developments are quickly evolving, with the virus spreading to more countries—some battling other strains—with new incursions into poultry flocks.
The H5N8 avian flu virus sweeping across Europe has now been detected for the first time in Britain.
In 3 days Hungary has reported 96 H5N8 outbreaks in poultry.
As H5N6 spreads in parts of Asia, the H5N8 strain hits more farms in Hungary, Poland, and France.
Thirty-three new outbreaks in Hungary involve a total of more than 300,000 poultry.
Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.
Findings in dead coots make Egypt the 3rd Mideast country to report high-path H5N8.
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.
Wild birds in Denmark and Switzerland test positive for H5N8, while H5N1 hits Nigeria and H5N6 strikes South Korea.
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