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The H7N9 cases reported in the past 3 days are from four of China's provinces.
The slowdown continues, with only two new cases in Guangdong province, one of China's hotspots.
A genetic analysis hints that reassortants could be one factor fueling recent cases.
The Malaysia case is the first one outside China, and 8 other H7N9 cases were confirmed.
The rate of new infections slowed today, as the WHO confirmed seven previously reported cases.
The new infections include the first 2 cases of the second wave from Anhui province.
A Chinese study suggests that H7N9 may spread person to person only with prolonged close contact, if at all.
The cases are from five provinces, mostly in the south, and include three deaths.
The virus carries genes from H9N2 viruses and has a mutation linked to adaptation to mammals.
The new cases include 4 in children, as the second wave tilts more toward southern China.
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