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The preliminary genetic analysis suggest that some of the internal genes have changed, compared to earlier H5N6 samples from China and Hong Kong.
The second H7N9 wave not only had many more cases than the first, it affected a wider area.
The new H7N9 cases include three from the mainland and one from Hong Kong.
The cases are from three separate provinces, and a previously reported case-patient has died.
As cases continue, researchers find a mutation that might enhance disease severity.
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.
With China celebrating its Lunar New Year today, new reports of H7N9 cases slowed.
The rise in H7N9 cases sees no let-up, as a 3-person family cluster is reported.
The pace of H7N9 equals last year's peak of activity, with 23 new cases in the past 4 days.
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