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Current viruses fall into 2 geographically separate clades.
The virus may have been introduced multiple times, and environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming.
The 10 cases, 2 of which were fatal, are an increase from 5 reported last week.
In addition, Korea, Zimbabwe, and Luxembourg note H5N8, and Libya confirms H7.
Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection confirms 12 H7N9 cases reported this week.
Reassuringly, the disease doesn't seem more severe than in the earlier 4 waves.
Cases are down slightly from the 9 reported last week.
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