Almost one in eight workers are likely to be forced to stay at home with swine flu in coming weeks, according to government figures to be released today, stretching the ability of many businesses to operate normally.Nine per cent of the workforce will be sick by the end of August, say the latest official forecasts, and up to 12 per cent in September, when the peak of the pandemic in the UK is expected.

•  Swine flu deaths to top 6000 ‘at worst’ (Link)

•  First B.C. H1N1 death confirmed (Link)
•  Air Force Takes cue from sci-fi (Link)

•  Hong Kong reports first death of A/H1N1 flu  (Link)
•  Hong Kong records first fatal swine flu case as man, 42, dies (Link)

•  Jakarta clinics alerted to possible increase in H1N1 flu cases (Link)

New Zealand
•  Swine flu death toll to 10 (Link)

United Kingdom
•  UK swine flu deaths jump to 29 (Link)
•  Britain faces up to 65,000 swine flu deaths (Link)
•  UK cluster – Livity School pupils die of swine flu (Link)

United States
•  4 more New Jerseyans die from swine flu (Link)
•  H1N1 hospitalized cases still declining in Utah (Link)
•  7th swine flu death in Connecticut (Link)
•  Seventh El Pasoan Dies From Swine Flu (Link)
•  Swine Flu Costs El Paso $110,000 (Link)

General News
•  CDC offers pandemic advice for outpatient facilities (Link)
•  H1N1 isn’t an obvious diagnosis (Link)
•  Are You Breaking Swine Flu’s Golden Rule? (Link)
•  Swine flu will be biggest pandemic ever, warns world health chief (Link)
•  Discovery Channel to run viral pandemic survival show (Link)
•  HJohn Barry: White Paper on Novel H1N1 (Link)