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The April MERS surge continued, with 16 more cases reported in Saudi Arabia.
The results further augment the evidence that camels are a source of human infections.
The Saudi count grows to 345, including 105 deaths, as a local medical conference is shelved.
Saudi Arabia reported 26 cases and Egypt its first, but new sequencing findings showed no major mutations.
Two research teams say they have identified antibodies against the novel virus.
Some have theorized about changes in the virus, but preliminary data show no mutations so far.
As the WHO suggests a slight change in spread, the ECDC calls for higher concern.
Experts say possibilities include a change in the virus and a seasonal pattern to transmission.
The WHO offered investigation help, with 33 more infections reported in Saudi Arabia and UAE.
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