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Saudi Arabia reported 26 cases and Egypt its first, but new sequencing findings showed no major mutations.
In other dromedary news, research on camels' possible role is under way in Qatar.
A WHO spokesman said tests so far have not confirmed MERS in an Egyptian woman.
The Egyptian woman died after returning from a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
The findings add to the evidence suggesting camels may be a source of human infections.
Researchers say that MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, existed in camels in the UAE in 2003.
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