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on March 6, 2017

Three avian flu variants threaten European poultry

H5N8, H5N5 and H5N6 strains of avian influenza have been detected

National veterinary agencies have confirmed new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry in France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom (U.K.).

While it is the H5N8 virus that has been detected in the majority of the outbreaks, the presence of the H5N5 strain…

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