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In research news, French scientists detect signs of airborne H5N8 on farms.
In addition, Sweden and Hungary report H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in poultry.
H5N8 avian flu continues in Europe, while H5N6, H5N1 strike again in Asia.
Also, Croatia reports its first high-path H5N5 outbreak in poultry.
Nepal also reports H5N1 at a zoo, while 5 European nations confirm more H5N8 outbreaks.
H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.
France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.
Officials note new H5N1 outbreaks in India, Laos, Niger, and Vietnam.
Vietnam reports its first H5N6 and H5N1 outbreaks of 2017 as 5 European nations battle more H5N8 outbreaks in both domestic and wild birds.
H5N1 kills crows in Bangladesh, while France, Nigeria, and Vietnam see more outbreaks of avian influenza caused by various strains.
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