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New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.
The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.
Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.
Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.
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.
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