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Fourteen new cases of swine flu

Antivirals are being used to contain the spread of swine flu

Fourteen new cases of swine flu have been confirmed in England, the Health Protection Agency has said.

The infections bring the total number of cases of H1N1 in the UK to 101.

The new cases affect six adults and eight children. Ten are in London, three are in Surrey and one is in the eastern region.

Eleven of those infected are contacts of previously confirmed cases. Two are recent travellers and the remaining case is still being investigated.

The HPA said there were currently 155 possible cases of the virus under investigation in UK laboratories.

Worldwide, swine flu has affected more than 8,400 people in 39 countries and caused at least 72 deaths.

On Saturday, the first cases were confirmed in India and Turkey, but the UK Foreign Office has lifted its advice against non-essential travel to Mexico, where the virus is believed to have originated.

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