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RNA analyzed from camels in Nigeria is of a different lineage from Mideast strains.
Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.
The 7 latest patients in Egypt include a mother and son who got sick on the same day after poultry exposure.
The WHO said Egyptian authorities reported 30 cases in March alone.
A new H5N1 strain may be associated with a sharp increase in human cases in Egypt.
Egypt has 10 more cases in the past few days, and both Indonesian cases involved likely poultry exposure.
Egypt's health ministry reports 17 more H5N1 to the WHO, indicating continued disease activity.
The current spurt of cases might be caused by increased circulation of H5N1 in poultry and other factors.
Scientists have identified two mutations usually associated with adaptation to mammals.
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