It is too early to say whether the cases in Mexico and the US will lead to a pandemic. Scientists do not yet understand the extent to which cases in Mexico and the US are linked....
It's 10 o'clock, this is the World Tonight with Ritula Shah. The Scottish government has confirmed the first two cases of swine flu in Britain. The disease now thought to have killed nearly 150 people in Mexico. Tonight the World Health Organisation raised its alert for swine flu by one level - two steps short of declaring a full blown pandemic.
Well at present we just have the two confirmed cases in the UK. We have a number of patients going through the testing at present, we won't have those results until tomorrow and it's inevitable that we'll have more cases.
And those cases are the ones currently in Scotland. And you say inevitable, have you any idea at the moment - are you making any predictions - anybody?