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Officials said the shifts haven't changed the epidemiologic or clinical patterns in people.
Also, Taiwan notes new H5N6 outbreaks, and China detects more highly pathogenic H7N9 in poultry markets.
The vaccine cut deaths 36.4% in a severe flu season but not at all in the next season.
The new H1N1 strain mirrors the change the WHO made last September for the Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine.
The virus caused an outbreak in early February, but it was originally mistakenly reported as H5N8.
Six more children died from flu last week, bringing the season's pediatric death total to 40.
The virus claimed 700 chickens, and more than 70,000 were culled to contain the outbreak.
In other developments, Nepal reported its second H5N1 outbreak of the year, France continues battling several strains, and H5N8 triggered more European outbreaks.
Officials empasize it is not the H7N9 virus that has affected poultry and humans in China.
Pentamidine, mainly used to treat a fungal infection, showed powerful combination effects.
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