UK swine flu toll rises to 65

There are 65 confirmed cases of swine flu in the UK, with a further 336 patients under surveillance, the Health Protection Agency has said.

A total of seven adults and three children have now been diagnosed with the virus since the weekend.

The latest cases of the virus have been reported in London, the east of England, and in the south east and the north west of England.

Although the severity of the cases of swine influenza in the UK has been mild, the CMO for England Sir Liam Donaldson has warned against becoming complacent.

Speaking at a briefing last week, Sir Liam said that most of the experts he had spoken to believe that this is the start of a classic pandemic.

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

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