Jump in number of global swine flu deaths. -- (BBC)
The global number of swine flu deaths has jumped by more than 1,000 in a week, latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show.
China, Japan, Norway, Ukraine and the US have also recorded cases of people being infected with a mutated strain.....French health officials confirmed that two patients infected by a mutation
.....another mutation known to confer resistance to the main drug being used to treat swine flu, which is sold under the brand name Tamiflu.
Dr Fukuda (WHO) : "The question is whether these mutations suggest that there is a fundamental change going on in viruses out there - whether there's a turn for the worse in terms of severity," he said. "The answer right now is that we are not sure."