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Cases expected to surge in the autumn and winter as UK total tops 1,300

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Deborah Orr: The lessons I've learned from a week as a swine flu parent

I haven't yet received my leaflet from the Government, telling me what contribution I can make to the containment of swine flu. Happily, I don't need it, because I'm fantastically well up on the H1N1 virus. That's partly because I researched and wrote about the matter for this newspaper 10 days ago. But it's also because I'm one of the small number of parents in this country who have been involved in controlling the spread of the illness.

Mary Dejevsky: Keeping cool is a precious national asset

Far be it from me to be name-ist, but Ian Dalton has one of those solid, boring-sounding names that inspires confidence the moment you say it. Which could be a colossal advantage in his new job. Currently chief executive of NHS North East, he was yesterday named National Director for NHS Flu Resilience, or, in common parlance, "flu tsar". The appointment takes effect forthwith.

Flu claims second victim in Texas

A Texan with H1N1 flu died earlier this week, state officials said, only the second death outside Mexico where the epidemic appeared to be waning.

Network of 'flu friends' could help, says health ministry

Government sends advice leaflet to every home as 28th British case is confirmed

School closed after pupil catches virus and infects four classmates

Lessons halted at fourth school as the number of confirmed cases reaches 27

Kate Corbett: Doctors said I was fine to go out – now they say I've got swine flu

Last week I was shopping in Piccadilly Circus, catching buses and enjoying the sunshine in London's parks. Now I am quarantined in my west London home, taking Tamiflu and digesting the news that I have been infected by the highly-contagious swine flu virus. Yet I feel as if I have nothing but a common cold.

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Scientists confirm first case of virus from within UK

Health worker, 24, gets flu while playing football with infected team mate / Scientists say virus is mild, but that future mutations could be virulent

Leading article: Shore up the world's flu defences

This week's outbreak of swine flu has provoked some alarming predictions from medical scientists about the toll a pandemic could take on human life. Some feel that the tone of these predictions has been hyperbolic and unhelpful.

Swine flu Q & A: Is a pandemic inevitable or is threat being hyped?

Q. Is the risk of swine flu being hyped?

Credit crisis diary: Cashing in on fear of a flu pandemic

With the uncertainty about swine flu continuing, here are a couple of facts to give you some perspective. The Government says its Tamiflu stockpile will run to 50 million courses, and the cost of an NHS

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