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New Bird Flu Strain Reaches Europe

A new strain of bird flu – known as H5N8 – has been detected in Europe. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says it poses a serious threat to poultry there. African countries have been put on alert for possible cases. The FAO’s Ian Douglas says researchers have been monitoring the spread of H5N8. “We have been following this particular strain for quite some time. It’ been detected in Asia – in China, Japan and South Korea. It’s caused disease in poultry in those...

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