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Also, the USDA says the Minnesota H5N2 strain matches a Washington isolate.
H5N2 avian flu—which surfaced in Minnesota poultry last week—has now struck at least one turkey farm in Missouri.
The finding marks the first appearance of high-path H5N2 in the Mississippi Flyway.
Avian flu caused by various strains was confirmed in the US, UK, Israel, Japan, Bulgaria, and South Korea.
H5N8 has now been found in US commercial poultry after infecting wild birds and backyard flocks.
Officials are assessing farm and public health workers after widespread outbreaks.
The H5N1 virus is a novel reassortant between a Eurasian H5N8 virus and North American avian flu strains.
Also, Washington state takes steps to curb H5N2 outbreaks in backyard flocks.
The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.
In its report on flu sample cross-contamination today, the CDC detailed departures from best practices and reporting delays.
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